Salem students will head back to school earlier after summer break this year

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – Students in Salem will be heading back to school earlier for the 2020 academic year.

The School Board voted on Tuesday to move the students’ first day for the new school year from the day after Labor Day to August 31.

Governor Ralph Northam signed off on two bills last year letting schools begin as early as two weeks before Labor Day.

They did away with a provision known as the “King’s Dominion Law” which required schools to apply for a waiver in order to start the school year before Labor Day.

View the updated Salem City School calendar here.

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