The cancellations of school on Monday and Tuesday will be made up at later dates for Montevideo students.
School will now be held on Friday, Feb. 14, and Monday, April 21 — days that were previously vacation days for students and staff.
Gov. Mark Dayton ordered all Minnesota schools be closed on Monday due to extremely cold temperatures and poor road conditions. Many area schools, including Montevideo, were also closed on Tuesday at the discretion of school superindents.
Montevideo Superintendent Dr. Luther Heller said Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius held a conference call with all of the state’s superintendents, telling them to treat Monday’s cancellation like any other “snow day” as far as whether the day had to be made up at a later date.
Statewide closings of schools have been a rare occurence. Dr. Heller said Gov. Arne Carlson ordered schools be closed on days in 1994, 1996 and 1997.
In a weather-related incident, the Montevideo boys basketball team had to remain in Granite Falls for several hours following their game with Yellow Medicine East on Friday due to extremely icy road conditions and an accident involving a sugar beet truck on Highway 212.