MINOT, N.D. - Schools are finding ways to keep their students safe as the first cold snap of the winter hits the Magic City.
Students at Minot schools are allowed to stay inside the building while waiting for their parents.
But children still may have to brave the cold during school hours. Jim Hill Middle School has five portables, holding 10 classrooms that require students to leave the main building.
Principal Mike Arlien said they are doing everything they can to make students as comfortable as possible.
“When the weather sets in and it gets below 10 degrees, we have an alternative plan for our portable situation, and we make sure that our students can get in and out in a timely manner,” said Arlien.
Faculty at Minot schools encourage students to bundle up as temperatures continue to drop.