Henrico meets with State officials about school start date

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Summer break in Henrico could end before Labor Day.

Officials from Henrico Public Schools and the State Department of Education met Tuesday to discuss a request to start the school year two weeks earlier than the usual.

School leaders have asked for a waiver to bypass the "King's Dominion Law" which requires school divisions to start after Labor Day.

Leaders said it would give students more time to prepare for their exams.

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