Henrico Schools won’t open before Labor Day next year, but will consider it for 2021-22 school year

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Henrico, Va. Sept. 3, 2019 – Henrico Schools will continue its practice of starting the school year after Labor Day for 2020-21, but the school division will consider getting started earlier for 2021-22.

For the first time in decades, Virginia’s school divisions can elect to start up to two weeks before Labor Day. The General Assembly voted in February to eliminate the 1986 requirement that schools open after the holiday.

“We wanted to announce this now so families can start planning confidently for next summer,” said Beth Teigen, Henrico Schools’ deputy superintendent. “We hope to be able to present draft school calendars for both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years to the School Board later in the fall, but for now we can be clear that school in 2020 will still open the Tuesday after Labor Day.”

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