RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)
Here's our weekly update on bills in the General Assembly that affect local schools:
School Start Dates
Delegate Bob Tata of Virginia Beach has now sent his bill, which would have allowed schools to start before Labor Day, back to committee, basically to die. Governor McDonnell opposed the bill. Virginia requires schools to start after Labor Day unless they get a special waiver. Several lawmakers have proposed letting schools set their own start date, but so far none have passed.