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Download the pdf. State Board of Education hears update on The Teacher Outreach Plan Following the Teacher Workforce Data report in January of 2019, the board tasked the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to come up with a plan to address the alarming trends in both Missouri and nationwide [...]
Download the pdf. MSTA testifies before the school safety task force In March, Gov. Mike Parson created the Missouri School Safety Task Force. Since then, the task force has traveled the state as part of a listening tour to gather information concerning school safety. In their final meeting in Jefferson City, [...]
State budget includes increases for K-12 education The conference committee made up of members of both the House and Senate completed work on the nearly $30 billion state budget that goes into effect on July 1. Those compromised positions were then approved by both the House and Senate. The 13 bills [...]
House creates Omnibus Education Bill It happens every year near the end of the legislative session, a committee creates an omnibus bill in order to try and include as many bills as possible into one piece of legislation in order to get them to the governor’s desk. This year the House [...]
Download the pdf. Foundation formula to be fully funded The Senate gave approval to HB2 (Smith) this week that included a $61 million increase for the state foundation formula that funds K-12 schools. The House version of the budget also includes this increase, meaning that no other compromise will be needed [...]
Download the pdf. House passes alternative method of instruction bill The House of Representatives approved HB281 & 570 (Kelley). Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, a district would not be required to make up any hours of school lost or canceled due to exceptional or emergency circumstances if the district uses [...]
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