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Potential change on the horizon for schools

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9:27 am

Richmond County Public School’s Superintendent, Dr. Greg Smith, discussed the possibility of opening the high school prior to Labor Day during January’s school board meeting.

The potential change comes as regional programs shared with other districts, like Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School and the Northern Neck Technical Center, are encountering scheduling issues with other school districts who have different start dates due to pre-Labor Day opening waivers.

The waivers are based on “the Kings Dominion Law” passed by the Virginia Legislature in 1986, which prevented school districts from starting class prior to Labor Day. The original purpose of the hotly contested law was to help Virginia tourist destinations like Kings Dominion attract more guests and retain high school aged employees through Labor Day.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 1/16/19