School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting. (SB1249)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


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 Friday immediately preceding Labor Day through Labor Day or (ii) Labor Day through the Tuesday immediately following Labor Day. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102379D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1249)
01/29/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)