Many Minnesota school districts are instituting mask mandates for the upcoming school year as the COVID-19 delta variant spreads. While some are requiring students and staff to wear masks, such as Minneapolis and St. Paul, others are recommending it or making it optional.
The St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education will be considering whether to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all district staff, according to a district spokesman.
St. Paul Public Schools is putting a focus on students' mental health as it receives $207 million in COVID-19 federal relief.
Minneapolis Public Schools will require masks for all staff, students and visitors this school year, starting Aug. 9.
St. Paul Public Schools says its school year is over thanks to a heat wave.
St. Paul Public Schools announced Thursday it is planning to begin in-person learning for middle and high school students on April 14.
With coronavirus cases continuing to fall, and vaccine efforts gaining speed, Governor Tim Walz says it's time to get more middle and high school students back into classrooms, leaving some districts scrambling to adjust.
On Monday around 5,000 students in grades Pre-K through second will be going back to the classroom for learning for the first time since March.
Both St. Paul and Minneapolis school districts are making plans for elementary students to return to the classroom, but there is some concern they are moving too fast.
For months, school districts have relied on COVID-19 case rates by county to determine how students would be taught, but starting Jan. 18 the state says districts can choose to have elementary students to return to in-person learning.
With the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketing, many school districts have gone back to distance learning.
St. Paul Public Schools announced over 500 students will be returning to the classroom for hybrid learning later this month.
Minneapolis and St. Paul teachers are frustrated and Wednesday they marched across the Lake Street bridge from one city to the other in solidarity.
Many private schools are returning to in-person learning in the coming weeks, but some are doing it without state-funded essential services because they are located in public school districts that have opted to remain all online.
When school starts in the fall, St. Paul Public Schools will no longer be using school resource officers (SROs), according to a SPPS spokesman.
The St. Paul public school district has served thousands of children since the start of the pandemic, but they are still trying to reach more children, who may be food insecure.
The school board chairwoman for St. Paul Public Schools is hospitalized in critical condition due to COVID-19, according to a Facebook post from her sister.
The school day is looking a lot different these days. Face-to-face contact is out, creative ways of connecting are in.
The new contract between St. Paul educators and St. Paul Public Schools is now waiting for approval from the school board, according to the St. Paul Federation of Educators.
Leaders at Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Paul Public Schools announced plans for meal distributions to students amid the school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.