Senator Ruud: Today’s announcement falls short

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 Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point) released the following statement in response:

“The Governor has repeatedly demonstrated that he is more interested in maintaining control than allowing Minnesotans and their local elected leadership to decide what’s best for them. Minnesotans have delivered a clear message to Governor Walz – they are ready to restore local control in its entirety so community leaders can appropriately accommodate the needs of their students and teachers throughout the school year. Today’s announcement falls short and implements complicated requirements for local districts rather than clear direction.”