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Winter Weather Reminder From Superintendent Gothard

Published by Saint Paul Public Schools Dec. 12, 2019

The decision to close the school system due to extreme winter weather conditions is no simple matter. The safety and well being of students and staff is our top priority. The expectation is that schools will remain open, if at all possible, for uninterrupted student learning on scheduled school days. 

Superintendent Joe Gothard consults with a variety of experts both inside and outside of SPPS when deciding to close school. A winter weather closure means staff, students and families will stay home if temperature, wind chill, snow, ice, hazardous roads or other inclement weather conditions meet the criteria for closing. Learn more at