T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre will start classes for the 2018-19 school year on Aug. 20. Middle and grade school students will start Aug. 22.
Supt. Dr. Kelly Glodt says administrators take several things into account when building the school year’s calendar.
Glodt says middle and elementary school staff like starting the year in the middle of the week.
Board member Dr. Paul Turman says it’s good to keep an eye on when other districts are starting.