Early childhood programs, state-supported; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (HJ619)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; state-supported preschool programs; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study all state-supported preschool programs in the Commonwealth. In conducting the study, the Commission shall (i) inventory and identify all state-supported preschool programs in Virginia; (ii) determine the socioeconomic status of students served by such programs and whether sufficient outreach is extended to potentially eligible students; (iii) determine where such programs are predominantly located and identify gaps in service; (iv) identify the level of parental involvement; and (v) assess whether these programs meet state requirements for academics, teacher-student ratio, and conformity with federal requirements, if any. The Commission shall also review exemplary public preschool programs in other states to ascertain best practices that may be considered for adoption in Virginia.

The Commission must report its findings and recommendations to the 2014 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101772D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/16/2013Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Rules