Public schools; kindergarten instructional time. (SB509)

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, 2016, establishing standards for accreditation that include a requirement that the standard school day for students in kindergarten must average at least 5.5 instructional hours in order to qualify for full accreditation. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101121D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB509)
02/06/2014Committee amendments
02/06/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)