School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting. (HB1838)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


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 date 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. The bill requires local school boards that set the school calendar with a pre-Labor Day opening date to close all schools in the division (i) from the Thursday immediately preceding Labor Day through Labor Day or (ii) from the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day through the Tuesday immediately following Labor Day. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100831D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1838)
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
02/04/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Education (11-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Reconsidered by Education
02/05/2015Reported from Education with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1838E
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15100831D-E
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (72-Y 28-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (5-Y 9-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 2 minutes.