Mandan News

Mandan public schools to start in August 2014

The Mandan School Board has chosen a 2014-15 school calendar that starts classes Aug. 25, before Labor Day.

The calendar chosen by the board at its meeting Monday, Dec. 16, would end school on May 22.

The Bismarck School Board last week opted for a post-Labor Day start and a last day of school in early June.

Mandan board member Sheldon Wolf said parents and students have told him they preferred the Aug. 25 start for next year’s calendar.

The motion to accept that date passed unanimously. “I feel like this gives the best learning environment for the students,” board member Lee Fleischer said.