Minnesota schools will not be punished if they fall short of the state’s instruction time laws because of last week’s dangerous weather, Gov. Tim Walz’s office said. Classes have already been canceled across the Minneapolis metro area for a fourth consecutive day due to snow and cold.
Gov. Ned Lamont's target is to save $2 billion over the next 10 years. He wants to cut bond authorizations by $600 million a year. That should put a squeeze on new school construction, which makes up a bulk of annual capital projects and in recent years pushed annual bonding authorization to about $2 billion.