Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 162
School Districts

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Advisory committee on vocational subjects, 178.560
Approved schools to receive federal money, when-- appropriation of state's share, 178.480
Asbestos removal, district to test buildings, 643.263
Athletic awards of recognition by state for students of Missouri schools, 160.350
Boards may provide adult classes out of certain funds, 171.091
Bond issues or note purchases from school districts authorized from health and educational facilities authority, 360.106
Breakfast program, hunger relief and outreach, 191.800 to 191.815
Chauffeur's license, school bus drivers, 302.051
Debt, limitation, amount how determined, vote required, number of votes, Const., Art. VI § 26(b)
Definitions for chapter 162, exceptions, 160.011
District may be closed and required to transport pupils, apportionment of state aid, 171.121
Early childhood development, education and care program, funding, 313.835
Eligibility for state aid, 163.021
Employment of minors, 294.024
Equalization quota, teacher preparation allowance, flat grant, special state aid apportioned, when, effect of insufficient funds, 163.031
Fraternities and sororities may be barred, enforcement, 171.141
Missing children, school records to be flagged at request of highway patrol, 43.408
Missouri calcium initiative, 34.375
Outstanding schools act, Chap. 160
Phonics instruction pilot project, metropolitan school districts, 170.300
Readiness assessment program, kindergarten and first grade, 160.053
State aid for pupils residing on federal lands, 163.071
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
Vocational education fund, how obtained when no state appropriation is made, 178.520
Work certificates, 294.027
   
GENERALLY
162.011. School boards may associate and appoint a member to attend meetings--may pay dues and attendance expenses.
162.013. School boards may expend district funds to provide accident and property damage insurance for members, when.
162.014. Registered sex offenders prohibited from being school board candidates.
162.031. Division or addition to district--apportionment of property and obligations.
162.032. Annexation or dissolution of school district, health care coverage continuation responsibility of successor district.
162.041. Arbitration of disagreement as to apportionment--arbitrator's compensation--effect of award.
162.051. Special board meetings, how called--notice.
162.063. School districts may provide hospital and medical coverage for students, when.
162.064. Bus drivers, medical endorsement required, when.
162.065. Bus driver training required.
162.068. Former employees, information provided by school district, written policy required--suspension of employee under investigation--immunity from liability, when, exception.
162.069. Employee-student communications, written policy required--training materials, required content.
162.071. Annexation of district to adjoining district, when--state board of education, duties.
162.073. Definitions.
162.081. Failure to provide minimum school term, effect of--unaccredited schools, hearing required, board of education options--special administrative board, duration of authority.
162.083. Special administrative board, additional members authorized--term of office--return to local governance, when.
162.085. Lapse of district upon withdrawal of provisional accreditation.
162.091. Neglect or refusal to comply with school laws by public official a misdemeanor, penalty.
162.152. Section of district reorganization created--duties.
162.171. Reorganization plans may be proposed.
162.181. Reorganization, procedure.
162.191. Election in proposed district.
162.201. Certification of election results.
162.202. Consolidation of two or more school districts, tax rate ceiling how calculated.
162.203. Orientation and training requirements for board members initially elected or appointed.
162.204. Permanent records, digital or electronic format permitted.
162.208. Internet websites, required postings.
   
SEVEN-DIRECTOR DISTRICTS
162.211. Seven-director district, who may establish.
162.212. Six-director school district to be known as seven-director school district.
162.215. School officers may be commissioned to enforce certain criminal laws.
162.221. Seven-director district, procedure to organize.
162.223. Consolidation of seven-director districts--petition by voters or call for election by two or more boards of education--ballot form--procedure--new district declared, when--commissioner's powers--board members, how determined.
162.231. Failure to approve proposed district--effect.
162.241. Election of directors in newly formed district--costs of election, how paid.
162.251. New district, officers, elected, when--funds, how transferred--obligations assumed.
162.261. Seven-director district, board of, terms--vacancies--prohibition on hiring spouse of board member, when--constitutional prohibition on nepotism applies to districts.
162.281. Candidate to declare for term of specific number of years, when.
162.291. Directors--election--qualifications.
162.301. Organization of board--quorum--officers.
162.303. Failure of member to attend board meetings, effect--attendance, defined--vacancies, how filled.
162.311. Name of district adopted, when--seal required.
162.321. Change of district name--effect.
162.341. Annual election, when held.
162.351. Election commissioners to conduct elections in certain districts.
162.371. Secretary to issue certificates.
162.381. Conduct of special elections.
162.391. Employment of board members prohibited--secretary and treasurer, compensated, when.
162.401. Treasurer's bond.
162.411. Board may employ attorney.
162.423. Extension of city limits does not affect district boundaries--section effective when.
162.431. Boundary change--procedure--arbitration--compensation of arbitrators--resubmission of changes restricted.
162.441. Annexation--procedure--form of ballot.
162.451. Dissolution of district.
162.459. Boards of all seven-director and urban school districts to have seven members with the exception of Kansas City--directors, how elected.
   
URBAN DISTRICTS (CONTAINING ALL OR THE MAJOR PORTION OF A CITY OF 75,000 TO 700,000)
162.461. Corporate powers of urban districts.
162.471. Board of directors--qualifications, terms, vacancies.
162.481. Elections in urban school districts, held when--elections in Springfield, post-2000 census urban school districts, St. Charles County, and Buchanan County.
162.491. Directors may be nominated by petition, when--contents of petition, certain districts--no petition required, Buchanan County.
162.492. Director districts, candidates from subdistricts and at large--terms--vacancy, how filled (urban districts).
162.501. Secretary to issue certificates of election.
162.511. Duties, restrictions and liabilities of the board--quorum--seal.
162.521. Selection of officers of the board--terms--removal.
162.531. Duties of the secretary--bond.
162.541. Bond of treasurer.
162.551. Compensation of treasurer and secretary.
162.553. Urban school district may form ad hoc committee on dropout prevention--members--selection.
   
METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS (CITIES NOT WITHIN A COUNTY)
162.571. Corporate powers of metropolitan district--board of education, powers.
162.581. Qualifications of board members--oath--exemption from service as election officers.
162.591. Organization of board--board to appoint acting superintendent, when.
162.601. Election of board members, terms--members appointed due to vacancies, terms--qualifications.
162.603. Nominations--procedure.
162.611. Failure to attend board meetings, effect--vacancies, how filled.
162.621. Powers and duties of board of education--special administrative board.
162.626. Multiyear teacher-student grouping pilot program--class sizes, program goals--policies of school board may be reviewed by state board of education.
162.631. Jurisdiction of circuit court over board--how exercised.
162.641. Treasurer, duties--bond.
162.651. Testimony taken in board's investigations to be under oath.
162.661. Annual report of the board.
162.666. St. Louis students' bill of rights.
   
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Cross Reference

Hearing-impaired auxiliary aids and services, 476.750 to 476.766 *** Literacy study for the blind, annual report by division of special education, 209.192 ***

162.670. Statement of policy.
162.675. Definitions.
162.680. Disabled children to be educated with others whenever possible.
162.685. Hearings by state board on adoption of standards and regulations.
162.690. Advisory committees authorized--how appointed.
162.700. Special educational services, required, when--diagnostic reports, how obtained--evaluations of private school students with disabilities--special services, ages three and four--remedial reading program, how funded.
162.705. Contracts with other districts for special educational services--costs, how paid--district must provide services, when.
162.710. Transportation, how provided.
162.715. Special training for special educational programs--professional personnel required to obtain state aid.
162.720. Gifted children, district may establish programs for--state board to approve.
162.730. State board to establish schools for severely disabled--special services for deaf--who shall provide--rules, procedure.
162.740. District of residence to pay toward cost, when--amount, how calculated.
162.745. Amount due from school district, notification of--payment, when--failure to pay, effect of.
162.750. Special district may contract for special educational services for severely handicapped children.
162.755. Transportation to be provided children, sheltered workshop employees, social centers and residents of facilities for certain disabled persons, also certain state schools.
162.756. Transportation by common carriers for students of schools for the blind and deaf.
162.760. Additional personnel of state board, appointment of.
162.765. Superintendents and personnel of state schools for the deaf and blind, appointments, how made--compensation, how set and paid.
162.770. Reports by superintendents of state schools for deaf and blind required, when.
162.775. Eye examinations for pupils at state school for blind required--medical treatment provided, when.
162.780. Care and control of property of state schools for severely disabled in state board of education.
162.785. State board authorized to acquire property and to receive and administer grants.
162.790. Donated funds, how handled--special funds created--annual report on all money in trust funds required.
162.795. Boards of advisors, terms, appointment, duties, meetings.
162.800. Board of advisors--compensation and expenses of members.
162.805. State and area advisory committees, how appointed--tenure.
162.810. Employees not to have interest in sales to schools, penalty.
162.815. Voters may create special district to educate severely handicapped and to provide vocational training to residents of district.
162.820. Preexisting special districts covered by sections 162.670 to 162.995.
162.821. District secretary, duties of--report, contents of.
162.825. Special district, procedure to establish.
162.830. Special district may include one or more school districts.
162.835. State board to review petition, when--plan for election districts within a special district required, when--submission to voters, when.
162.840. Form of ballot.
162.841. Records to be kept--changes to be reported.
162.845. Organization election results, how determined--election of directors, when.
162.855. Board of education of a special school district, duties and powers.
162.856. Governing council of special school districts with population of more than 100,000--members--powers and duties.
162.857. Board of education of special school district with population of more than 100,000--members--powers and duties.
162.858. Public review committee and parental advisory committee of special school district with population of more than 100,000--appointment of members--powers and duties.
162.859. Board members to file financial interest statements.
162.860. Candidates for board, qualifications--filing for office, where.
162.865. Election at large--terms of office.
162.867. Candidate for board--qualifications--election process--terms--redistricting committee.
162.870. Results, how certified.
162.875. District a body corporate and a political subdivision--powers granted.
162.880. Establishment of schools, when.
162.885. Determination of eligibility of child, how made.
162.890. Special district to assume full responsibility for handicapped or severely handicapped children--exception, transition period.
162.895. Vocational training to be provided.
162.900. Transportation of students required--state transportation aid authorized.
162.905. Cooperative activities authorized.
162.910. Election of board members--term--declarations of.
162.915. Acquisition of property--condemnation powers--sites, how selected.
162.920. Tax rate--how increased.
162.925. Property subject to tax--special district taxes not to be used in determining average school levy.
162.930. Approval for state aid, how obtained.
162.935. State aid, how computed.
162.940. Tuition fees, how set--who shall pay.
162.945. Notice to parent or guardian of diagnosis--contents of notice.
162.946. Disability history and awareness instruction, school board may require--October designated disability history and awareness month--content and goals of instruction.
162.955. Change in assignment, prohibited, when--child endangering self or others, court order--placement of child during interim.
162.958. Law in effect at time of request to be utilized.
162.959. Mediation of dispute available, when--agreement to be in writing--attorney not permitted, when.
162.961. Due process hearing before administrative hearing commission--written decision--expedited hearing--forty-five day placement--hearing requirements--preliminary meeting.
162.962. Decision subject to review, when, procedure.
162.963. Rights of parties--record of proceedings, how kept--costs, how paid.
162.974. Reimbursement for education costs of high-need children.
162.996. Handicapped children attending private, parochial, parish or home schools, districts may provide special educational services--state aid, how calculated.
162.997. Surrogates appointed, when--state board of education, duties--definitions.
162.998. Board of education to be notified of need of surrogate, when, appointment, when.
162.999. Duties of surrogates, qualifications for appointment, evaluation by board, successor surrogates appointed, when--rights of surrogates--immunity from suits, exceptions--reimbursement for expenses--legal assistance and independent evaluations, rules.
   
INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON TRANSITION
162.1000. Interagency council on transition created, definitions, members, qualifications, chairperson how selected--meetings, powers and duties--annual report, content.
   
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
162.1040. Citation of law--not applicable to certain districts.
162.1042. Definitions.
162.1045. State board of education to develop guidelines for enrollment option plan.
162.1047. Enrollment option plan standards for acceptance or rejection--notice of rejection, content.
162.1049. Nonresident district and resident district to accept each other's credits.
162.1052. Rejection of admission of a nonresident by nonresident district, when.
162.1055. School districts soliciting enrollment of a nonresident student, prohibited--activities in schools to be determined by district.
162.1057. State aid, nonresident student enrolled in option district to be counted as resident.
162.1059. Federal court ordering desegregation court order to govern enrollment option.
   
METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS ACHIEVING VALUE IN TRANSFER CORPORATION
162.1060. Transfer corporation, board, powers and duties, funding--termination of corporation, funds to lapse to general revenue--regional attendance zones.
162.1061. Transfer corporations (metropolitan schools), computation of state aid.
   
TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
162.1100. Transitional school district, governing board, members, powers and duties--taxation--school improvement plan, review by state board of education--accountability officer, duties--dissolution of district, when.
   
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
162.1115. Career and technical education programs, districts not penalized under school improvement program, when--revision of scoring.
   
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, PARTICIPATION IN GRADUATION CEREMONIES
162.1125. Kaitlyn's law--certain IDEA students may participate in graduation ceremonies and related activities.
   
BLINDNESS SKILLS SPECIALISTS
162.1130. Definitions.
162.1133. Blindness skills specialist available at each regional professional development center, duties--task force established.
162.1136. Annual study conducted, educational status of eligible students--report to the general assembly, contents.
162.1139. Joint referral service developed, rehabilitation services.
162.1142. Blindness skills specialist fund created.
   
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCIES
162.1180. Instructional services and programs, educational service agency may be designated, organization, meetings.
   
INTRA-SCHOOL TRANSFERS
162.1190. Multiple attendance centers for same grade level, board to have policy for transfer of students.
   
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION TRAINING FOR FINE ARTS
162.1195. Fine arts, professional development education assistance.
   
STATE FUNDING FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOLS
162.1250. State funding for resident students enrolled in virtual program--calculation of funding--standards for virtual courses.
   
BOUNDARY CHANGES, ASSESSMENT SCORES AND PERFORMANCE DATA
162.1300. Additional students as result of boundary change, assessment scores and performance data not to be used for three years.

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