Look, there’s a snow flake. Call off school.
Roanoke County needs to call off school 10 times this term in order to continue starting school before Labor Day. Even with Friday’s closure, coming amid a burst of fleeting flurries, it’s doubtful the weather will continue to cooperate. It likely will prove just as fickle as members of the Senate Education and Health Committee.
Once again, the majority on the committee refused to allow local school boards to decide when best to start school, deferring instead to the wisdom of operators of the state’s amusement parks and tourist attractions. Senators who cling to the Kings Dominion Law, refusing to lessen their grip on micromanaging local calendars, are also among those who continue to place additional mandates on schools and their students.