Missouri General Assembly

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Missouri State Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

The Missouri State Board of Education met Monday, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on education-related bills under consideration during the 2013 session of the Missouri General Assembly; An update on development of the budget for the 2014 fiscal year; and A study of proficiency-based learning (also referred … Continue reading

July School Board Reports — Week 4

Seven local school boards met last week. Kansas De Soto School District Highlights: Overseeing construction funded by school bonds approved by district voters. Reviewing proposed budget for 2012-13 school year. Announcement of public budget hearing scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. Overseeing contractor study of district enrollment and school boundaries, which should be … Continue reading

If it’s July 1, it must be … time to protect teachers’ constitutional rights again

Today is July 1, the deadline for public school districts in Missouri to comply with a particular requirement of the state’s new Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. And — despite the fact that it’s usually a good thing for districts to comply with the law — there’s a problem. Pretend you’re a high school teacher, … Continue reading

Policy Changes & Proposed Budget on Agenda for Liberty School Board This Evening

Liberty School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, June 25, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items – such as contracting for Braille services and setting school start times — board members have a full schedule. They will review a budget proposal and consider suggested district policy changes. District administrators will suggest changes and additions to a long list … Continue reading

“Short-Term Storm of Deficit Spending” Proposed for Excelsior Springs School District

The Excelsior Springs School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items – such as negotiating an agreement to work with the Clay County Health Department in administering vaccines during public health emergencies and a contract for repair of the high school stadium press box — board members had a full schedule. They considered … Continue reading

Raytown Superintendent Proposes Deficit Budget for 2012-13 School Year

Raytown School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as electing a board secretary and learning about in-school and out-of-school suspensions — board members heard a report about the district’s energy savings program, considered policy changes and began formulating the budget for the new school year. Despite the fact … Continue reading

Policy Changes on Agenda for Raymore-Peculiar School Board

Raymore-Peculiar School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as selecting milk and bread suppliers for next year and hearing an enrollment analysis — board members will consider changing district policies. All policy changes under consideration tonight are in response to the state’s new Amy Hestir Student Protection … Continue reading

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. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday approved an expansion of charter schools and created new requirements aimed at boosting accountability for those schools. Supporters contend charter schools offer parents an additional option to the traditional public schools in their areas and that improving oversight would help to address…

Fort Osage Board of Education to Meet Tuesday Evening

The Fort Osage School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as paying the bills and designating the date students will have to attend school to makeup for a snow day, board members will have a full schedule. A significant topic on the agenda is possible final approval … Continue reading

Districts Complying With New Missouri Law May Be Vulnerable to Lawsuits

When members of the Missouri General Assembly revised the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act last fall, they made a decision to not make a decision. Instead, legislators passed that responsibility on to the districts. “Our concern when Senate Bill 1 came up in special session was that the state legislature was just setting up school … Continue reading


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