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Schools still can’t open before Labor Day

At the start of the 2012 legislative session, momentum was building for bills to repeal Virginia’s so-called “Kings Dominion law,” which prohibits public schools from opening before Labor Day without special permission. But by the session’s end, each of those bills had died.

Repeal of ‘Kings Dominion Law’ moves to Senate

Virginia school districts finally may be able to start classes before Labor Day without getting special 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.