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No August opening for Virginia schools likely

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.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 04:17am EST

Tags: Virginia General Assembly, Kings Dominion law, school calendar, tourism, Hank Silverberg

More proof of Loudoun County's growth; surging school enrollment

When Edgar Hatrick took over Loudoun county schools 21 years ago, there were 14,000 students. Now there at 68,000.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 01:04pm EDT

Tags: Loudoun County School, Edgar Hatrick, school enrollment, growth, Kings Dominion law

Md. comptroller pushes for post-Labor Day school start

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.

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 07:22am EDT

Tags: Maryland, Labor Day, Kings Dominion law, comptroller, Comptroller Peter Franchot, Peter Franchot

Repeal of 'Kings Dominion law' fails again

The effort to repeal the so-called "Kings Dominion law" that prevents local schools from opening before Labor Day has died again.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:45pm EST

Tags: George Barker, Jane Strauss, Kings Dominion law, Fairfax County, school start times

Kings Dominion passes key vote in Virginia House

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.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 03:47pm EST

Tags: Kings Dominion law, John Cox, Thomas Greason, Hank Silverberg, school start

Correction: XGR-Schools-Labor Day story

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.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 08:16am EST

Tags: Kings Dominion law, school start, Bob McDonnell

McDonnell: 'Kings Dominion law' should get the axe

The so-called "Kings Dominion law," which requires some school districts across Virginia not to open until after Labor Day, could be gone soon.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 04:38pm EST

Tags: Kings Dominion law, Bob McDonnell, Virginia General Assembly