School districts — this year only — would *not* have to make up extra “snow days” forced by bad weather, under a bill headed to Governor Tim Walz after the Minnesota House passed it on a strong vote (115-12) late Thursday. Mazeppa Republican Steve Drazkowksi objects, “This is bill is not delivering the promise to Minnesota’s kids. We are shortchanging them on the education that they’re supposed to be given through our school districts in this state.”
Drazkowski says teachers didn’t have to work on “snow days,” but will be paid by taxpayers for them anyway and won’t have to make up the time. The Education Minnesota teachers union declined MNN’s request for a response.