Gov. Walz signs 'snow day relief' bill into law

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Gov. Tim Walz signed the "snow day relief" bill into law Monday, allowing Minnesota school districts to wipe away all of their snow days without having to schedule make-up days into June. 

The relief is just for this winter—when some districts canceled 13 days of school because of snow and cold.

On Monday, Walz was asked if he thinks school officials will come to expect this kind of forgiveness in the future.

“I don’t think so. I think it makes the case that we’re going to be responsive,” Walz said. “I trust these educators.” 

Under a deal struck by lawmakers, districts will have to pay their hourly workers for the lost time or find alternate times for them to work.