School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting. (HB1550)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from co-patron Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102565D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1550)
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/04/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Education (11-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Reported from Education (10-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Reconsidered by Education
02/05/2015Reported from Education (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (71-Y 29-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 29-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, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.