"Currently we believe school districts can make that decision" about closing classes on Tuesday as well, she said. State officials will continue to monitor the weather, she said, but unless "something drastic changes" will leave the decision about Tuesday to local districts.
The windchill warning that prompted the move will extend through Tuesday morning. However, Monday morning will be colder than Tuesday. Cassellius also emphasized one factor in the choice to cancel classes on Monday was that many districts will be coming off of winter break.
Minnetonka and Hopkins schools have called off all activities Monday but have not yet announced plans for Tuesday.