St. Paul targets April 14 return for middle, high school students

St. Paul Public Schools plans to resume in-person instruction for middle and high school students on April 14, according to a letter to families Thursday.

The district plans to call off school April 12 and 13 so that staff can prepare for the change from distance learning. Secondary students haven’t taken in-school classes since March.

Superintendent Joe Gothard cited new guidance from Gov. Tim Walz that allows all schools to reopen, regardless of coronavirus case rates in their counties.

“More importantly, this has been a difficult school year for many of our students, families and staff members, many of whom do better when they are in school,” he wrote.

Distance learning will remain an option for all students.

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