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Hot weather a boon for ND group wanting later start date for school

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BISMARCK -- As the state Department of Public Instruction takes calls from school districts about closing schools due to excessive heat, a group of parents who want the school year to start after Labor Day are using the high temperatures to their advantage.

"We don't typically call off school for heat in North Dakota," said Matt Strinden, the department's director of teacher and school effectiveness. "It's very unusual for us to have problems with heat."

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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