For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2011
Contact: Elise Marsh
Delegate Comstock Introduces Legislation to Fund All Day
Kindergarten for Fairfax County Schools
Richmond, VA – Delegate Barbara Comstock introduced
a budget amendment that would allow Fairfax County Schools to reprogram any
portion of its’ eligible FY 2012 Virginia Preschool Initiative funds toward completing
all-day kindergarten in the 37 schools that do not provide all-day
Delegate Comstock issued the
following statement about the Budget Amendment:
“Our families are paying for all-day kindergarten but they
aren’t receiving it in our district.
This is simply unfair and is essentially a kindergarten tax. This budget
amendment would allow Fairfax County schools to utilize Pre-K funds for use for
all day kindergarten. It will also allow schools to reprogram funds towards the
37 schools that currently do not offer all day kindergarten.”
Delegate Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock was elected in
November 2009, to represent the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean,
Vienna and Herndon) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She serves on the
Transportation Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the General
Laws Committee, where she serves as Chairman of the Housing Subcommittee.
Barbara was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Governor's Economic
Development and Job Creation Commission and, also, was appointed by the Speaker
to serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Barbara also
serves on The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.
Barbara Comstock is a 28 year resident of McLean, Virginia. She and her
husband, Chip, an assistant principal at Oakton High School, have raised their
three children in McLean. Barbara served as a senior aide to Virginia
Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Chief Counsel to the House Government Reform and
Oversight committee, and the Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Justice
Department. Barbara is on the Board of Friends of Clemyjontri Park in
McLean and Childhelp and is a member of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the
Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology
Council. Barbara is a small businesswoman and attorney.
For more information,
please visit http://www.delegatecomstock.com
or call 703-209-3787. You can also follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BarbaraComstock
or at Facebook on http://www.facebook.com/ComstockforDelegate.