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Update on Petition to Start Schools After Labor Day

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You may have heard about a group of parents that started a grassroots campaign to start North Dakota schools after Labor Day.

We followed up with one of the members to find out where they're at with signatures.

Kelly Heinert says so far, the campaign is going well.

To this date, they have between 4,500 and 5,000 signatures.

Heinert says they also have thousands more that volunteers collected but just have not turned in yet.

Their goal is to get over 15,000 signatures before their mid August deadline and Heinert says they're on the path to make it.

"We wanted to get it to a general election. Let's have the ultimate parents survey. Let's have a vote. I mean it just, and then at that point if it passes, great. Then it's a state law. Everyone has a starting point. What they do with their calendar after that is totally up to them because we do have great schools and great superintendents and great school boards and they can make the decision after that," says Kelly Heinert.

If the group gets enough signatures, voters would see the issue on the November 2014 ballot...

For more information -- go to their Facebook page called "Start ND School After Labor Day," or email them at schoolafterlaborday@gmail.com.

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