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Fairfax County elementary schools could go full-day on Mondays

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Holly Hobbs
Published on: 
Tue, 07/30/2013
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

School Board members last week discussed possibly implementing full-day attendance on Mondays for kindergarten through sixth grades.

FEC Official Statement on Full Day Kindergarten Implementation

January 20, 2012 by Greg Brandon

FEC supports expeditious implementation of full-day Kindergarten in the remaining 37 (out of 139) elementary schools.

Students back to school in N. Virginia; Fairfax begins full-day kindergarten

Published on: 
Wed, 09/07/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Kindergarten, once an easygoing half-day program, is now a full-day academic affair at every elementary school across Fairfax County.

Groups push for all-day kindergarten programs

Published on: 
Tue, 01/25/2011
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times
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Parents, teachers and administrators from 37 Fairfax County elementary schools are lobbying the School Board to resume the process of expanding full-day kindergarten to all schools. In the mid-2000s, Fairfax County Public Schools officials developed a plan to establish full-day kindergarten programs at all 137 elementary schools in the county by the 2009-10 school year. However, budget constraints stalled the plan in fiscal 2009, leaving 37 schools with only half-day kindergarten programs.

Fairfax County parents are worried that their children's chance at all-day kindergarten may be eliminated.

Published on: 
Thu, 05/13/2010
Media Source: 
WJLA 7 ABC News

A 2 minute video clip news report from Channel 7 (local ABC affiliate) Spring Hill K cited in report.

Fairfax County May Cut Back Full Day Kindergarten

Published on: 
Thu, 12/31/2009
Media Source: 
Washington Post

More than a decade after the Fairfax School Board decided to bring full-day kindergarten to the county's 139 elementary schools, nearly a third of them are still waiting for the longer school day. Progress has sputtered and stalled in recent years as the economy soured, and now the board might reverse course.

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