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28 Jan 2015

Don’t Start School Before Labor Day, Group Says

Virginia schools should not be allowed to start classes before Labor Day, a coalition of state legislators and tourism officials said Wednesday. They voiced support for the current law requiring schools to begin after Labor Day, the traditional end of the tourism season, unless they get permission from the state.

03 Feb 2013

House, Senate Disagree on ‘King’s Dominion Law’

The House and Senate are headed in different directions when it comes to repealing Virginia’s “King’s Dominion law,” which generally prevents public schools from opening before Labor Day.

19 Jan 2013

Bills Would Let Schools Start Before Labor Day

Lawmakers from across Virginia are pushing a half-dozen bills this legislative session to let public schools start classes before Labor Day.

10 Feb 2012

Repeal of ‘Kings Dominion Law’ Moves to Senate

Virginia school districts finally may be able to start classes before Labor Day without getting special state permission under a bill that the House approved and sent to the Senate. But it remains uncertain whether the measure will survive in the upper chamber; the Senate committee killed a similar Senate bill on a 9-6 vote last month.