Video: Idaho School District May Need to Delay Beginning of School Year

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Idaho students are counting down the final days before the beginning of another school year. Most Gem State schools will open their doors the week of Monday, Aug. 25.

But students and parents in Moscow still aren't sure when school will officially begin. It turns out that summer construction projects could push back the school year and possibly disrupt the Thanksgiving break. 

KREM-TV reports that contractors first told school officials that construction would be complete by mid-August, but that hasn't happened. Now they're saying it could be September before they're finished. As a result, Moscow School Superintendent Greg Bailey recommended on Friday that school be delayed by one, possibly two weeks. Bailey added that a one-week delay would cut into Thanksgiving vacation—students normally get the entire week off, but that could be cut by half. A two-week delay would extend school later into the spring.

Bailey said that bringing in a slew of portable classrooms would make economic sense.

The Moscow School Board will take up the issue when it meets Monday evening.