School calendar; requirement that school begin after Labor Day may be waived by Board of Education. (SB253)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville) with support from co-patron Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opening of the school year.  Provides that the requirement that the school calendar begin after Labor Day may be waived by the Board of Education, provided the school board certifies that it meets one of the good cause requirements in current law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100810D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2010Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB253)
02/01/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2010Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Read second time
02/19/2010Passed by for the day
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed House (93-Y 5-N)
02/22/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (93-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB253ER)
02/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB253ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/08/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 49 (effective 7/1/10)
03/08/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0049)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB557.


bill madison writes:

Why would any kid want to go to school before labor day? It is the day their parents get off meaning they get to spend time with there parents. For one last day so do you really want to take that way from them?