St. Paul Public Schools will be closed for a second day running due to the ongoing teacher's strike.
There is still no accord between union representatives and district officials, meaning classes will be canceled for the second consecutive day.
"All Saint Paul Public Schools and activities are canceled TOMORROW, March 11, due to a Saint Paul Federation of Educators union strike," the school district announced at 6 p.m.
The failed negotiations began in May 2019 and reached a deadline Tuesday. The teacher union's demands include salary increases, a fully staffed mental health team in every school, and increased special education and multilingual staff.
After negotiations failed in the early hours of Tuesday, classes were canceled for 36,000 students.
During the day, as many as 3,000 teachers joined a march and demonstration in St. Paul, and have vowed to continue being out on the picket line until a deal is struck.
For students and families, St. Paul Public Schools will still offer free breakfast and lunch to anyone under the age of 18 on Wednesday.
Meals will be offered at 24 school sites, with breakfast served 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. These are the 24 meal sites:
- Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary
- Battle Creek Middle
- Bruce F. Vento Elementary
- Chelsea Heights Elementary
- Cherokee Heights Elementary
- Crossroads Elementary
- Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus
- Four Seasons Arts+
- Frost Lake Elementary
- Galtier Community School
- Global Arts Plus Lower Campus
- Harding Senior High
- Hazel Park Preparatory Academy
- Highland Park Elementary
- Highwood Hills Elementary
- Horace Mann Elementary
- Jackson Elementary
- Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion
- Johnson Senior High
- L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion - Lower Campus
- Mississippi Creative Arts
- Riverview West Side School of Excellence
- Rondo Education Center
- Washington Technology Magnet School