Start of the School Year in Sioux Falls Moves Back to August
School will begin early in Sioux Falls, but not until 2018.
At the Sioux Falls School Board meeting last night members unanimously voted in approval of the 2018-19 school calendar. And, summer vacation will be shorter.
The start date moves up to August 23, 2018. The last day of school is scheduled for May 21, 2019.
In 2015, voters decided to push the start date to after Labor Day.
However, survey conducted earlier this school year showed that more than 55 percent of 5,177 parents surveyed wanted the start date moved back to before Labor Day. Two-thirds of more than 2,000 staff surveyed also said they wanted school to start before Labor Day.