I'm in Richmond today. This morning I testified before the Senate Committee on Health & Education in favor of SB 1266, which would give School Boards full control over setting the school calendar. Currently we are unable to schedule a school start date prior to Labor Day, a law that has been on the books since 1986. The law's original sponsor is on the committee and defended it vigorously this morning, but for the first time in 22 years of trying the committee referred the bill to the full Senate.
Many thanks to Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel for sponsoring this legislation and inviting me to come to testify on its behalf.
2009-2010 School Calendar
Back to School Before Labor Day?
I'll write more later. Right now I need to come back to Loudoun for tonight's budget work session, which starts at 6:30.