Parent Resources

Minnesota K-12 Schools:

Public, private, and charter K-12 schools in Minnesota are closed beginning March 18, 2020. All districts and charter schools will be expected to resume instruction in a distance learning model on Monday, March 30. Congress secured $30.75 billion in funding for school districts, states and higher education institutions to ensure state resources and investments are not diverted from life-long learning. 


Remote Learning Resources for Families:

 

Secondary Education and Student Loan Relief

If you or your child has student loan debt, Congress secured several options outlined below for borrowers that help provide relief through September 30, 2020. During this period, borrowers will be able to: 

  • Pause payments for federal student loan borrowers who have Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL). Borrowers will not be required to make any payments toward outstanding interest or principal balance
  • Suspend interest accrual for such loans so that these balances don’t accrue
  • Avoid forced collections such as garnishment of wages, tax refunds, and Social Security benefits
  • Halt negative credit reporting
  • Ensure a borrower continues to receive credit toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Driven Repayment forgiveness, and loan rehabilitation
  • For additional guidance on how to apply and learn about next steps as this critical relief becomes available, refer to the U.S. Department of Education website