Wednesday Marks Start Of Statewide School Closures


PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MEETING WITH NURSES LATER TODAY. IN OTHER NEWS NOW, THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF MANDATED SCHOOL CHANGES ACROSS ALL OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. BOTH STATES DO NOT HAVE ANY CLASSES TODAY. EXECUTIVE ORDERS SHUT DOWN THE SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS. THEY’RE IN THE PROCESS OF SWITCHING TO ONLINE LEARNING. MINNESOTA IS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH 27th. WISCONSIN IS CLOSED INDEFINITELY. THE GOVERNOR OF KANSAS HAS ORDERED ALL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE TO STAY CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND NOW FOCUS ON DISTANCE LEARNING WITH COMPUTERS. KANSAS IS THE FIRST STATE TO TAKE THAT ACTION. MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS DOING ITS PART TO HELP PARENTS WHILE THEIR CHILDREN ARE OUT OF SCHOOL. MPS STAFF ARE AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION PASSING OUT FOOD FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER AND THAT’S NOT ALL THEY’RE DOING. REG CHAPMAN IS LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH MORE ABOUT HOW SCHOOLS ARE HELPING. HI, REG. HOW YOU DOING, LIZ? MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS JUST ONE DISTRICT OF MANY ACROSS THE STATE THAT ARE MAKING SURE KIDS DON’T GO HUNGRY DURING THE SHUT DOWN. NOW PARENTS HAD TO BRING THEIR KIDS TO SITES WHERE MPS STAFF WERE PASSING OUT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH. FAMILIES CAN ALSO PICK UP A MEAL DONATED BY THE SHERATON STORE FOR DINNER. IT’S ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR PARENTS. NOT ONLY ARE THEY GETTING FOOD BUT HOMEWORK PACKETS THAT ARE GRADE SPECIFIC FOR KIDS TO WORK ON DURING THEIR TIME OFF. THEY PASSED OUT SCHOOL SUPPLIES. JILLIAN MADE SURE TO GET HER SON JORDAN WHAT HE NEEDS TO STAY HEALTHY AND ON TOP OF HIS STUDIES. IT’S HELPING HUGE BECAUSE I AM LOW INCOME SO ANYTHING HELPS. I’M GLAD THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PUT SOMETHING IN PLACE. I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY MOM OR DAD OUT HERE THAT IS STRUGGLING. IT’S HUGE. THOSE HOMEWORK PACKETS WILL HELP STUDENTS GET PREPARED FOR E-LEARNING BY EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM GOVERNOR WALZ. IT CANNOT START AT ANY SCHOOL IN MINNESOTA UNTIL MARCH 30th TO MAKE SURE ALL STUDENTS, EXCUSE ME, ALL TEACHERS HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO PREPARE FOR THEIR LESSON PLANS. THEY’RE GIVING TEACHERS TO TIME TO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW WHAT

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