2018 State of the Commonwealth Report
In 1986, Virginia passed into law a requirement that public schools cannot open until after Labor Day unless they met specific conditions for a waiver. In 2017, over 50 percent of Virginia elementary, middle and high school students attended schools that opened prior to Labor Day. We ask whether there is evidence to support the commonly offered arguments for and against the Virginia “Kings Dominion law.”
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Much Ado About Nothing? Virginia's "Kings Dominion Law"" (2018). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 32.