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All Day Kindergarten Budget Amendment
Sunday, February 6, 2011


Delegate Comstock's Budget Amendment To Provide Funds For All Day Kindergarten for  

Fairfax County Schools Included In House Budget


February 6, 2011

  Elise Marsh


Richmond, VA (Sunday, February 6, 2011)  - 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 kindergarten.  Delegate Comstock issued the following statement about the Budget Amendment which was included in the House Budget voted out of the House Appropriations Committee today:


"I am pleased that the House Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on a budget which included my budget amendment that would allow a school district to shift money for one year from pre-school funds to the effort of completing all-day kindergarten in districts that have not yet achieved all day kindergarten in all of their schools.  Many families in my district and around Fairfax are paying for all-day kindergarten but they aren't receiving it.  This is simply unfair and is essentially a kindergarten tax. Our area is one of the areas that is still far behind on having full-day kindergarten in all of our schools.


"This budget amendment would help Fairfax County close the gap and provide all day kindergarten in all of our schools.  I am proud to work with many or our local parents on this issue, as well as other local delegates, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to get all of our kindergarten students being treated equally."   

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