Senate committee kills bill to make Election Day a school holiday in Virginia

February 15, 2019 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Schools will continue to operate in Virginia on Election Day.

The Senate Education and Health Committee on Thursday killed House Bill 1752 from Del. Paul Krizek, D-Fairfax, that would have required all public schools in the state to treat Election Day in November as a school holiday. The bill came as a recommendation from a special committee formed after the deadly Parkland school shooting, which happened a year ago Thursday.

Krizek said he was “disappointed” that it didn’t make it out of committee.

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