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Cloquet School Board pardons 3 snow days

The Cloquet School District will count three of this academic year's many weather-related canceled school days as instructional days after the Minnesota Legislature passed a law allowing schools to do so.

State law requires schools to hold 165 days of classes per academic school year. After calling five snow days this winter, the district is down to 162 days, Superintendent Michael Cary said, which is why the School Board approved taking advantage of the new legislation.

The district must also give all hourly employees the opportunity to make up three day's worth of missed hours. Employees will have the chance to do so starting after the last day of school on May 30.

"We are working with our different hourly employees to make sure there are some things they can do on behalf of the district, so our taxpayer dollars are put to good use," Cary said.

Andee Erickson

Andee Erickson has been a reporter with the Pine Journal since November 2018. She studied journalism and geography at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, while working at the Leader-Telegram newspaper on weekends. She graduated in 2018. Erickson's from southern Minnesota, but started viewing the north as home after interning for the Duluth News Tribune in the summer of 2017.