Duluth kids likely to spend more ‘snow days’ in school

Is it too early to start debating whether schools should close during snow storms?

No? Good, because Duluth schools could change the way winter operates around here.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that administrators are considering a philosophical shift away from closing schools for the entire day when there’s a storm — they lost 8 days of school last year — and, instead, start school two hours late.

Many districts already do this, in recognition that Minnesotans are pretty good at dealing with snowstorms once they’re awake and attacking the roads and driveways.

“The hope is that we give students as much educational time as we can, and the loss of two hours is better than the loss of eight,” Superintendent Bill Gronseth said.