Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 160
Schools--General Provisions

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Bird appreciation day observed, March 21, 9.105
Breakfast program, hunger relief and outreach, 191.800 to 191.815
Buses, school bus operators not to include certain persons transporting schoolchildren, 302.010
Career and technical education programs, districts not penalized under school improvement program, when, 162.1115
Certain charter school establishment authorized, 167.349
Child abuse investigations, confidentiality of information, 210.145
Child care provided on school property, compliance with requirements of chapter 210, 210.275
Child's school records to be released to parents, attorney's fees and costs assessed, when, 452.375
Conflict resolution materials to be developed and made available, 170.046
Debt, limitation, amount how determined, vote required, number of votes, Const. Art. VI § 26(b)
Distribution of prescription medications on school property without a valid prescription prohibited, when, exceptions, violations, penalty, 579.150
Early childhood development, education and care program, funding, 313.835
Enrollment option plan, 162.1040 to 162.1059
Experimental tariffs, gas corporations, applicability to schools, 393.310
Head Start programs, 660.650 to 660.657
Instruction course in electoral process for high school students preparatory to serving as youth election participants, 115.104
Leave of absence for military service for employees and officers without loss of status or benefits, 41.942, 105.269
Mining permits, limitation on issuance near an accredited school, 444.771
Missing children school records to be flagged at request of highway patrol, 43.408
Missouri calcium initiative, 34.375
Operating levy, failure to provide minimum levy, lapse of district organization, 160.041
Parent's right to receive school progress reports, administrative fee to be set by school, when, 452.376
Pornography, computer access to, responsibilities of public schools, 182.827
Possession of prescription medications on school property without a valid prescription prohibited, when, exceptions, violations, penalty, 579.155
POW/MIA recognition day, third Friday of September, how celebrated, 9.072
Prisoners of war remembrance day April 9th, how celebrated, teachers' duties, 9.070
Purchases, contracts, leases by all public agencies to be only for goods produced in the United States, exceptions, procedure, 34.363
Roll back property tax, when, procedure, 137.073
Selective Service registration awareness and compliance act, 105.1210 to 105.1216
Smoking and tobacco products prohibited in indoor areas, schools and school buses, permitted where, 191.775
Smoking and tobacco use, school boards may make stringent rules, 191.777
State agencies prohibited from requiring certain educational certificates as condition of employment, 105.1209
Tax ceiling may be increased by vote of governing body, school districts when assessed values reduced, 137.072
Textbooks and educational materials, preference to be given to vendors who also provide in Braille or electronic versions, 170.132
Video film on prison conditions and young offenders to be available to school districts; required viewing for offenders or students convicted of misdemeanors, 161.203
160.011 Definitions, certain chapters.
160.021. Classes of school districts.
160.031. School districts formed of cities or towns, defined.
160.041. Minimum school day, school month, school year, defined--reduction of required number of hours and days, when.
160.045. Standards for teaching required.
160.051. Public school system established--child attains age five, when--board shall provide free instruction for children between ages of five and six years--literacy programs--summer school for prekindergartners.
160.053. Child eligible for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and summer school, when--child eligible for first grade, when--state aid exception.
160.054. Metropolitan districts--child eligible for prekindergartens, kindergarten, and summer school, when, how determined--child eligible for first grade, when, how determined--exceptions.
160.055. Urban districts--child eligible for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and summer school, when, how determined--child eligible for first grade, when, how determined.
160.061. Records transferred from county superintendent of schools--duties.
160.065. School information furnished by charter, private or parochial schools, limited liability.
160.069. Policy on consequences of possession or drinking alcohol at school or during extracurricular activities.
160.075. American Sign Language courses, treatment as a foreign language, when.
   
AMY HESTIR STUDENT PROTECTION ACT
160.250. Citation of law--statutes involved.
   
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
160.251. Purpose.
160.254. General assembly joint committee on education created--appointment, meetings, chairman, quorum, duties, expenses.
160.257. Pupil testing for competency in certain subjects--each school district to establish--department of elementary and secondary education, duties, limitations.
160.261. Discipline, written policy established by local boards of education--contents--reporting requirements--additional restrictions for certain suspensions--weapons offense, mandatory suspension or expulsion--no civil liability for authorized personnel--spanking not child abuse, when--investigation procedure--officials falsifying reports, penalty.
160.262. Mediation, office of the child advocate to coordinate, when--procedures--binding agreement, when.
160.263. Confinement of a student prohibited, when--policy on restrictive behavioral interventions required--model policy to be developed.
160.268. Excellence in education revolving fund established--purposes--funding, administration of fund--exempt from transfer to general revenue.
160.272. Rules and regulations, promulgation.
   
SCHOLARSHIPS--PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS
160.276. Scholarships for qualified students pursuing teacher education degree--amount--colleges and universities participating to provide matching fund.
160.278. Scholarships, how awarded--students applying to indicate preferences.
160.281. Loan paid back with interest if student fails to obtain degree--loans may be sold.
160.283. Teaching five years pays off amount received--failure to teach treated as loan for unpaid amount.
   
STATE ATHLETIC AWARD OF RECOGNITION
160.350. Missouri award of recognition for student athletes, how chosen, qualifications.
   
HONORARY HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS FOR VETERANS
160.360. Operation recognition, honorary high school diplomas awarded to certain veterans and civilian POWs, when.
   
CHARTER SCHOOLS
160.400. Charter schools, defined, St. Louis City and Kansas City school districts--sponsors--use of public school buildings--organization of charter schools--affiliations with college or university--criminal background check required.
160.403. Sponsoring a charter school, annual application and approval, contents of application, approval requirements.
160.405. Proposed charter, how submitted, requirements, submission to state board, powers and duties--approval, revocation, termination--definitions--lease of public school facilities, when--unlawful reprisal, defined, prohibited--performance report.
160.408. High-quality school, defined, replication in unaccredited districts.
160.410. Admission, preferences for admission permitted, when--information to be made publicly available--move out of school district, effect of.
160.415. Distribution of state school aid for charter schools--powers and duties of governing body of charter schools.
160.417. Financial stress, review of report information by charter school sponsor, when--criteria for financial stress.
160.420. Employment provisions--school district personnel may accept charter school position and remain district employees, effect--noncertificated instructional personnel, employment, supervision.
160.425. Missouri charter public school commission created, members, duties--funding.
   
EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY PROCEDURE
160.451. Earthquake emergency system to be established for certain school districts.
160.453. Requirements for emergency system--public inspection of system authorized.
160.455. Distribution to each student certain materials on earthquake safety--duties of school district.
160.457. School districts may elect to adopt certain provisions of earthquake emergency program.
   
REBUILD MISSOURI SCHOOLS PROGRAM
160.459. Program established--definitions--funding for schools, eligibility--procedures established--rulemaking authority--fund created--sunset provision.
   
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
160.480. Emergency preparedness plans--school boards may adopt, use of facilities and resources--review by the board, when.
   
OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS ACT
160.500. Citation of law--outstanding schools trust fund--commissioner of administration, estimates--state treasurer, duties, transfer of funds.
160.514. Academic performance standards, adoption by state board, standards--procedure for adoption--development of written curriculum frameworks--adoption of written curriculum by boards of education.
160.516. Curriculum, textbooks, and other instructional materials not to be mandated by state board or department--exceptions--appendix to common core standards not to be required.
160.518. Statewide assessment system, standards, restriction--exemplary levels, outstanding school waivers--summary waiver of pupil testing requirements--waiver void, when--scores not counted, when--alternative assessments for special education students.
160.522. School accountability report card for each school district, purpose--standard form, contents--distribution of report card information.
160.526. Development of academic standards, learning standards, and assessment system, criteria--assistance of experts--notification of implementation of system, legislative veto--professional advice and counsel.
160.530. Eligibility for state aid, allocation of funds to professional development committee--statewide areas of critical need, funds--success leads to success grant program created, purpose--listing of expenditures.
160.534. Excursion gambling boat proceeds, transfer to classroom trust fund.
160.539. School flex program established--eligible students, requirements--annual report.
160.540. Suspension or termination of contracts of certificated staff and administrators in academically deficient schools, when, procedure--incentive program for successful teachers.
   
A+ SCHOOLS PROGRAM
160.545. A+ school program established--purpose--rules--variable fund match requirement--waiver of rules and regulations, requirement--reimbursement for higher education costs for students--evaluation--reimbursement for two-year schools.
   
STATEWIDE ASSESSMENTS, DISTRICT POLICY
160.570. Statewide assessments, policy on student participation, effect on graduation requirements.
   
READY TO WORK ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM
160.575. Ready to work endorsement program required--elements--development of standards.
   
SCHOOL SAFETY CRITERIA
160.660. School safety provisions--rules.
160.665. School protection officers, teachers or administrators may be designated as--authorized to carry concealed firearms--requirements--public hearing to be held, when.
   
SCHOOL WARNING SIGNS
160.675. Retro reflective sheeting for school warning signs, grants issued by department to local governments, procedure--rulemaking authority.
   
NATIONAL GUARD PILOT INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
160.700. National Guard pilot instruction program--duties--qualifications--fund.
   
PERFORMANCE AND PRIORITY SCHOOLS
160.720. Priority schools identified, criteria--comprehensive school improvement plan required, contents--educational audits, requirements--evaluation of plan, time lines--withholding of funds, when--rules.
   
BULLYING
160.775. Antibullying policy required--definition--content, requirements.
   
P-20 COUNCIL
160.800. Governor may name council--public hearing required.
160.805. Articles of incorporation and bylaws--members, terms, staff--annual report.
160.810. Powers and duties.
160.815. Debts not debt of the state.
160.820. Departments may contract with corporation for activities.
   
PART C OF IDEA PROGRAM (FIRST STEPS)
Cross Reference

Insurance coverage for program required, when, 376.1218 *** Medicaid reimbursement for program costs, when, 208.144 ***

160.900. Participation--lead agency designation--rulemaking authority.
160.905. State interagency coordinating council established, members, meetings, duties.
160.910. Lead agency to maintain Part C early intervention system--compilation of data--monitoring of expenditures--bidding process to be established--centralized system of enrollment.
160.915. Regional office proposals, contents.
160.920. Funding limitations--third-party payers--schedule of fees for family cost participation--collection of fees.
160.925. Fund created, use of moneys--transfer of moneys.
   
POSTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT HOTLINE NUMBER
160.975. All schools to post child abuse hotline number, signage, contents--rulemaking authority.
   
TRANSITION OF FOSTER CARE STUDENTS
160.1990. Criteria to facilitate transition of foster children--definitions--receiving school duties--on-time graduation procedures.
   
INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
160.2000. Text of compact.
   
ERIN'S LAW--PREVENTION OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN
160.2100. Citation of law--task force created, members, duties--reports.
160.2110. Adoption and implementation of policy, content.
   
MISSOURI STUDENT RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES ACT
160.2500. Citation of act--discrimination based on religious viewpoint or expression prohibited--prayer and religious activities in school permitted, when--religious clothing and jewelry permitted--limited public policy forum authorized.

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