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P-3 Kindergarten--Full-Day Kindergarten


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RISigned into law 07/2013P-12Amends Full-Day Kindergarten Accessibility Act
S. 1035A
Allows school districts who request funding, to phase in the implementation of a full-day kindergarten program, provided that the district provides the department of elementary and secondary education with a schedule and plan as to the implementation of such p...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Expand Full Day Kindergarten
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: Expand Full Day Kindergarten - Allocations for state-funded voluntary full-day kindergarten programs are expanded, increasing from 22 percent of kindergarten enrollment in school year 2012-13 to 43.75 percent of kindergarten enrollment in s...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12School Calendar
H.F. 630
Provides that the school year for all-day kindergarten must include at least 850 hours of instruction for the school year. A school board's annual calendar must include at least 165 days of instruction for a student in grades 1 through 11 unless a four-day wee...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten in up to Four Districts
H.B. 8049 (S.B. 2534)
Provides for the funding of up to four (4) districts for full-day kindergarten. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education determines which districts would receive these funds. Defines "full-day kindergarten" as a kindergarten program that operates...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Augmentation of Appropriations for Full Day Kindergarten & Establish Commission to Study School Improvement & Teacher Evaluations
H.B. 1376
Permits augmentation of appropriations for full-day kindergarten. Changes the amount distributed per child.

Establishes the select commission on education to study: (1) the process of adoption and content of rules adopted by the Indiana state board of educat...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Delays Requirement that Districts Offer Full-Day Kindergarten
S.B. 260
The measure delays the requirement for the requirement for districts to provide full-day, free kindergarten until the 2013-14 school year. http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2011-12%20ENR/SB/SB260%20ENR.DOC...

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OHSigned into law 12/2009P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 318 - Section 9
Permits a district to seek a delay of the requirement to implement all-day kindergarten for all students until fiscal year 2012. Directs the state superintendent to grant the requested delay, which may affect some or all students in the district, upon submissi...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 1 - Section 3317.03, 3321.01, 3321.05 and 265.70.70
3317.03: Requires each student enrolled in kindergarten to be counted as a full-time equivalent student regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled in full-day kindergarten class.
3321.01: Repeals references permitting a district that is not eligible ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Kindergarten
S.B. 44
Extends the applicability of a law that requires school districts to offer half-day kindergarten and allows school districts and public charter schools to offer supplemental kindergarten; establishes the Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation Committee to aid an...

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WARule Adoption 05/2009P-12CATEGORICAL APPORTIONMENT
WAC 392-122-420, -421, -422, -423, -424, -425, -426
Outlines the apportionment process for full-day kindergarten. Provides rules for determining eligibility, the methodology for applying for funding, and a set of definitions for terms used in the full- day kindergarten program.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents...

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ORSigned into law 03/2008P-12Half-Day and Full-Day Kindergarten
S.B. 1068A
Requires school districts to offer half-day kindergarten; requires transportation for students in half-day and supplemental kindergarten; allows school districts and public charter schools to offer supplemental kindergarten; allows school districts and public ...

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OHSigned into law 11/2007P-12All-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 190 -- Multiple Components
Permits school districts that are not eligible for state payments for all-day kindergarten to charge tuition on a sliding scale for all-day kindergarten classes. Requires the Department of Education to issue an annual report on tuition charged by school distri...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor. 

The plan will include recommenda...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Budget
H.B. 1001
From Center for Evaluation & Education Policy: Appropriates money for state agencies and makes other distributions. Specifies a school funding formula. Requires a study of the efficiency and effectiveness of charter schools. Changes references from vocational ...

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MTSigned into law 05/2007P-12Kindergarten Average Number Belonging Funding
S.B. 2A (Kindergarten)
Provides full-time Average Number Belonging funding for school districts that enroll students in full-time kindergarten. Provides start-up funding for districts transitioning from half-day to full-day programs. A kindergarten program must meet the state minimu...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Defines full day kindergarten
S.B. 2200 (kindergarten section)
Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, a full day of instruction consists of: (1) At least five and one-half hours for kindergarten and elementary students, during which time the students are required to be in attendance for the purpose of receiving curricula...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Voluntary All-Day Kindergarten
S.B. 5841
Provides that, beginning with the 2007-08 school year, funding for voluntary all-day kindergarten programs shall be phased-in beginning with schools with the highest poverty levels, defined as those schools with the highest percentages of students qualifying f...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Grants and Desegregation Grant
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 38
Authorizes the commissioner to award grants to districts that operated half-day kindergarten programs in the 2006-2007 school year, and that will continue to operate such half-day programs in the 2007-2008 school year, to plan for conversion to full-day kinder...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Optional Extended Day Kindergarten
S.B. 49
Establishes a program, administered by the State Board of Education, through which school districts and charter schools may provide voluntary extended-day kindergarten, with certain funding priorities. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/sbillint/sb0049s03.htm...

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COSigned into law 02/2007P-12Funding for Full-day Kindergarten
S.B. 26
Authorizes a school district, upon voter approval, to impose an additional mill levy for purposes of funding the school district's excess full-day kindergarten costs. Allows the question submitted to the voters to also include a question of whether to impose a...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Full-Day Kindergarten Funding
S.B. 549 - Section 6, 14
Authorizes a district offering both half-day and full-day kindergarten to impose a fee for enrollment in full-day kindergarten, to cover that portion of the cost of providing full-day kindergarten not paid by the state. Clarifies that this does not require di...

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DESigned into law 04/2006P-12Full-day Kindergarten
S.B. 251
Requires school districts by the start of the 2008- 2009 school year, to offer any kindergarten-eligible child the option of attending full-day kindergarten if the child's parent or guardian chooses; provides that if a parent wants to send his or her child for...

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COVetoed 03/2006P-12Full-day Kindergarten Funds and Policies
H.B. 1005
Authorizes of additional school district revenues to fund costs associated with full-day kindergarten programs. Districts that receive voter approval for additional revenue must: use evidence-based research demonstrating the types of programs and methods appro...

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NV(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 3. 06/2005P-12Full day kindergarten
H.B. 4
Authorizes the Department of Education transfer from the State Distributive School Account 2 the sum of $9,330,000 for allocation to school districts to provide full-day kindergarten during the 2005-2007 biennium. The money must be used to provide full-day kin...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005
S.B. 982
New law establishing the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act of 2005. One new section establishes the Oklahoma Mathematics Improvement Program. The purpose is to improve student mastery of the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) for sixth-grade mathematics ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
S.B. 1516 (Section 4)
Deletes certain provisions from 15-901.02 referring to full-day kindergarten and the joint legislative study committee on full-day kindergarten. Requires the department to conduct a comprehensive review of the research on full-day kindergarten instruction, inc...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Full-Day Kindergarten for Schools Rated "Unsatisfactory"
S.B. 200 (Section 5-7)
Revises certain language related to funding full-day kindergarten for students in a school receiving an "unsatisfactory" rating in the state accountability system. In implementing such a full-day kindergarten program, allows a local board to contract with any ...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
S.B. 200 (Section 15)
Increases from 1,000 to 1,500 the number of children a district may apply to the department for authorization to serve through a full-day kindergarten component of the district's preschool program.

http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics2005a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/FB3...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Kindergarten
H.B. 2435
Requires every school district with a kindergarten program to offer half-day kindergarten programs aligned with the state board's academic standards. Requires a district that establishes a full-day kindergarten program to allow every parent of a kindergarten ...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Extended Kindergarten For Disadvantaged Children
S.B. 301
Subject to appropriation, creates the Kindergarten Plus pilot program of classes, at least one in each of the state's eight regional service districts, of extended kindergarten for disadvantaged children from the 2005-06 through the 2007-08 school year. For p...

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DESigned into law 06/2003P-12Early Childhood Education Programs
H.J.R. 9
Creates a task force to examine early childhood education programs; develops a plan for implementation of universal pre-kindergarten and full day kindergarten. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home!...

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Full-Day Kindergarten Implementation
S.B. 856
Requires county boards to provide full-day kindergarten for all kindergarten students by 2007-08 school year. Each district's comprehensive master plan must identify the strategies that will be used in that county to ensure that all kindergarten students rece...

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CASigned into law 07/2001P-12Kindergarten Students in a Year-Round School
A.B. 764
Authorizes a pupil in a kindergarten in a school operating on a program of multitrack year-round scheduling to be kept in school on any day for 265 minutes of instruction, exclusive of recesses....

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 1499--Multiple Components
Every school district must provide and offer a full six-hour day of kindergarten free of tuition for every child residing in such district who attains the age of five (5) years on or before the first day of September during the school year such kindergarten is...

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Full Day Kindergarten Program
S.B. 91
Authorizes a pilot program for school districts to offer full day kindergarten education programs at certain schools with low academic performance; makes an appropriation in connection therewith....

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NMSigned into law 03/2001P-12Amends Full-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 246
Full-day kindergarten programs shall be phased in over a five-year period as follows with priority given to those school districts that serve children in schools with the highest proportion of students most in need based upon indicators in the at-risk [factor]...

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NHSigned into law 06/2000P-12Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten
S.B. 397
Makes an appropriation from the Education Trust Fund to the Department of Education for the funding of public kindergarten programs; adjusts the Adequate Education Grant amount for the Town of Orange for the fiscal year 2000; adjusts the property tax warrant i...

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NYSigned into law 05/2000P-12Full-day Kindergarten, Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund
A.B. 9291
Relates to state aid for school districts; funds a workforce education program in New York City; creates the Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund; provides State aid for conversion to full day kindergarten; relates to administration of the School Tax Relief ...

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NMSigned into law 02/2000P-12Full Day Kindergarten
H.B. 211
Relates to full day kindergarten programs; provides funding....

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NJSigned into law 01/2000P-12Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten
A.B. 2773
Provides additional State aid to support full-day kindergarten programs in charter schools located in the Abbott districts....

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