Public schools; increases kindergarten instructional time. (SB1278)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public schools; kindergarten instructional time. Increases from 540 hours to 990 hours the minimum instructional hours in a school year for students in kindergarten. The bill directs the Board of Education to promulgate regulations by July 1, 2021, 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, 2021. Amends § 22.1-253.13:2, § 22.1-79.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101549D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1278)
01/23/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/31/2019Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 4-N)
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2019Reported from Education (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2019Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations

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