- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - The Prince William County school board has voted to approve a new school calendar that will have classes starting before Labor Day next year.

WTOP Radio (https://bit.ly/1x2Fmm8 ) reports the school system had enough snow days in recent years to qualify for a waiver from Virginia’s so-called “King’s Dominion Law.” The 1986 legislation prevents school systems from starting classes before Labor Day to help extend summer tourism.

For the 2015-2016 school year, Prince William students will get two full weeks off for winter break. The last day of classes will be June 17, 2016.

School board Chairman Milton Johns says the board asked the state for at least eight years to be able to start classes before Labor Day.

Loudoun County schools also qualified for a waiver from the state law.

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Information from: WTOP-FM, https://www.wtop.com


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