School calendar; opening of school year in Pittsylvania County. (SB498)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opening of the 2010-2011 school year in Pittsylvania County. Authorizes the Pittsylvania County School Board to set the opening of the 2010-2011 school year so that the first day students are required to attend school shall be one week prior to Labor Day. Read the Bill »


02/15/2010: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101859D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2010Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB498)
02/15/2010Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 3 minutes.


Cheryl S Rigney writes:

I feel like started back to school on 8/16/10 is way too early. When we started to school it was always after Labor Day. And it should be the same way for students now. Yes, I know the students will get out earlier (May) but, a lot of parents are unable to do things with their children before June, July,and August. Also, as a whole we had more snow back when I went and still out of early enought. I have hear several students from church,etc. would rather start back the week prior to Labor Day and do not want/like the idea of August 16, 2010. I have spoke to several parents at church and they feel the same way that it is too early.