Jensen: Kids need to return to classroom

Today, Governor Walz announced his decision on school reopening for the state of Minnesota. Senate Republicans have encouraged the Governor to allow local districts to decide the best way to safely educate students this school year, and not issue statewide mandates or decisions. The announcement today from Walz rolled out a complex set of guidelines for school reopening. Senator Scott Jensen (R-Chaska) released the following statement in response: 

“It doesn’t seem to matter how many school districts, public health experts, or Minnesotans tell Governor Walz that kids should be back in school, he still believes his emergency powers should take precedence,” said Senator Jensen. “Our kids need to return to the classroom without the uncertainty of when Governor Walz’s administration may come in and take over.”