School calendar; local school boards responsible for determining opening of school year. (HB799)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School calendar.  Makes local school boards responsible for setting the school calendar and determining the opening of the school year and eliminates the post-Labor Day opening requirement and "good cause" scenarios for which the Board of Education may grant waivers of this requirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102251D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: #3 Teachers and Admin. Action
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Education


Jetta Walls writes:

This will allow schools to start the year early and will be able to let the schools go for the summer before June 23. (our last day of school)!

Jetta Walls writes:

this needs to be passed or a version thereof. Currently we do not get out until June 23!! because of the late start.