Governor Tim Walz signed the “Snow Days” bill that will mean school districts do *not* have to make up classroom days canceled due to severe weather. Walz says the severity of this winter makes the move necessary but he believes it will not create a culture where canceling days becomes the norm.

Walz says, “The twelve-year-olds might want school to be called off. But all of us know, and they know too, they want to be at that school, that’s the place they find joy, that’s the place they find learning. And as long as it’s not dangerous, we’ll get them there.”

Walz applauded the legislation for keeping control of these decisions local, adding that districts still have the option to make up any lost days.