Full-day kindergarten program; implementation in school divisions. (HB350)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Full-day kindergarten program plans. Requires each local school board that does not offer a universal full-day kindergarten (FDK) program for each kindergarten student in the school division to develop and implement a plan to fund and phase in a universal FDK program for each kindergarten student in the school division and submit the plan to the General Assembly in advance of the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly. The bill requires such plan to identify the number and percentage of students enrolled in FDK in the local school division (i) during the 2014-2015 school year and (ii) at the end of 2017, the specific steps for full implementation of the plan, impediments to full implementation of the plan, the areas in which support from the Commonwealth is necessary to achieve full implementation of the plan, and lessons learned from previous or ongoing efforts to provide a universal FDK program that can be shared with other local school boards that do not offer a universal FDK program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101479D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB350)
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2018Reported from Education with amendment (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations