Here is the report from the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) Legislative Director Otto Fajen:
GOVERNOR SIGNS SCHOOL COMMUNICATION BILL INTO LAW
Governor Jay Nixon signed SCS/SB 1 (Jane Cunningham), a bill pertaining to school board policies on employee-student communications, into law today at a private ceremony. This was the last day for the Governor to act on the bill, since it was delivered to his office on October 6 and the Constitution provides that he must act within fifteen days on any bill delivered to him while the legislature is still in session.
SCS/SB 1 revises and simplifies existing law regarding school policies on employee-student communications as contained in section 162.069 from SB 54 (Jane Cunningham), a bill enacted in the 2011 Regular Session and signed into law by the Governor. Missouri NEA appreciates the Governor’s action to include the issue in the special session and to sign the bill into law. SCS/SB 1 maintains local control and will now go into law to ensure that teachers, parents and students can provide input regarding board policies that affect them.
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