Parents vary in opinion about the many new school changes for the 2013-2014 school year. Some have very little knowledge beyond the financial aspect.
"I guess I really haven't paid much attention to what they're doing right now. But I know that they're building new schools and gonna increase our taxes," says Erik Isaacson.
Some are unhappy with the schools, saying that some, like Bismarck High School, are overcrowded. Other parents are happy with the changes.
"When it comes to education how can you say it's a negative that really what we're spending today is going to come back to us ten-fold because of the kids. It's education and that's everything," says Martina Isaacson.
For the tenth year in a row the district has record enrollment in grades K through 12. The largest grade levels this year are kindergarten and second grade with more than 1,000 students in each. Bismarck's Public School Superintendent Tamara Uselman says the community has been helpful overall.
"Well I was out and about in the buildings as much as I could be. I saw tremendous amount of excitement," says Uselman.