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Efforts to allow Virginia schools to open before Labor Day and a repeal of the so-called 'Kings Dominion' law have effectively died in the General Assembly.
When Edgar Hatrick took over Loudoun county schools 21 years ago, there were 14,000 students. Now there at 68,000.
Many people in Virginia want to do away with the law requiring most schools to start after Labor Day. But in Maryland, it's a different story.
The effort to repeal the so-called "Kings Dominion law" that prevents local schools from opening before Labor Day has died again.
Efforts to do away with the so called King's Dominion law that prohibits Va. schools from opening before Labor Day has cleared a key hurdle. But the repeal still faces another road block.
In a Jan. 30 story about legislation to allow local school districts the option to set their own dates for starting the school year, The Associated Press overstated the tourism industry's estimates of revenues and job losses if the bill becomes law. The projected loss is expected be $369 million, and the number of jobs lost is uncertain.
The so-called "Kings Dominion law," which requires some school districts across Virginia not to open until after Labor Day, could be gone soon.
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