Snowy Winter Results in More Snow Days for Northland Schools

By KBJR News 1

April 16, 2013 Updated Apr 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Lots of snow this year has resulted in a number of snow days for the Duluth School district.

Duluth Public Schools cancelled classes again on Monday following yet another round of snow.

The district has used up four of its state allowed snow days but still hopes to end the school year on time.

With another snowstorm expected at the end of this week, Superintendent Bill Gronseth says if the school district has to cancel another day they're not sure if it will mean make-up days at the end of the school year.

"ITS ALWAYS ABOUT STUDENT SAFETY. IF WE CAN GET OUR BUSES ON THE ROADS SAFELY, IF WE THINK THAT WE CAN GET KIDS TO SCHOOL AND BACK HOME SAFELY, WE WILL HAVE SCHOOL," said Gronset.

Meanwhile, the Superior School District usually allocates two days during the year to account for snow days.

This winter they've already used five.

The district made-up two of those days during Spring break in the beginning of April and will have to extend their school year to June 12 to make-up one more day.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.