School calendar; opening day of the school year. (HB372)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), and Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School calendar; opening day of the school year. Makes local school boards responsible for setting the school calendar and determining the opening day 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 2017-2018 school year, to close all schools in the division from (i) the Thursday immediately preceding Labor Day through Labor Day or (ii) the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day through the Tuesday immediately succeeding Labor Day. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101760D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB372)
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/24/2018Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2018Read third time and passed House (76-Y 22-N)
01/30/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18107255D-S1
02/15/2018Incorporates HB1020 (Adams, L.R.)
02/15/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Education and Health