No more snow days? It could happen in Minnesota

Published 9:05 am Thursday, March 2, 2017

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are considering legislation that could spell the end for snow days.

A House committee today will discuss a bill that could replace up to five snow days each year with “e-learning days.” Students would get on a laptop or tablet at home and follow along with online lessons on school days that would otherwise have been cancelled.

Like a snow day, parents would be alerted to the at-home learning day at least two hours before the start of school and teachers would be available throughout the day to answer students’ questions.

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The law would also require schools to provide resources for students without computer or internet access.