Public schools; kindergarten instructional time. (SB321)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; kindergarten instructional time. Directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations by July 1, 2018, establishing standards for accreditation that include a requirement that the standard school day for students in kindergarten average at least 5.5 instructional hours in order to qualify for full accreditation. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2018. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102447D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB321)
02/04/2016Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)