School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening day of school. (HB571)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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, except those schools that were granted a "good cause" waiver for the 2015-2016 school year, 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 succeeding Labor Day. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Committee
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101659D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
01/21/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB571)
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Read first time
01/29/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2016Read third time and passed House (76-Y 21-N)
02/01/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2016Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)