School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening of school year. (HB653)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100128D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB653)
02/14/2012Left in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB113, HB434, SB257 and SB457.