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South Washington County Schools superintendent wants policy for delayed starts

During last week's cold-weather snap, South Washington County Schools Superintendent Keith Jacobus said one of the choices he had was to open schools two hours late, after the temperature had risen somewhat.

But, Jacobus told the School Board Jan. 24, there is no district policy on how to accomplish that.

The process is complicated to coordinate bus routes and school start times, he said. A proposed policy would be brought to the School Board, he said.

South Washington County Schools remained open last week. Some districts outside the Twin Cities closed due to the cold weather.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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