School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting & determining opening of school year. (HB1433)

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


11/03/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100506D
11/03/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1433)
01/18/2011Assigned Education sub: #3 Teachers and Admin. Action
01/27/2011Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/08/2011Left in Education


Jody Grogan writes:

Setting the calendar should be a function reserved to the local boards, based on the needs of the community served. Businesses, such as the tourism industry, should not dictate this.

robert legge writes:

Actually they already have the right to set their calendars. But they have to say "pretty please, may I" to the VDOE if they wish to start school before Labor Day. That is stupid to make them jump through these hoops for the benefit of Kings Dominion, et als.

Parent writes:

Absolutely the local school board should be able to set their own calendar. I wish they would start school mid August when most kids are more than ready to go return to classes.

Hal writes:

Yes! Repeal the so called "Kings Dominion Law". Having to ask Kings Dominion for permission as when to start a school system's calendar is greedy for the tourist industry.