Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 167
Pupils and Special Services

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Foster care education bill of rights--school district liaisons to bedesignated, duties.

167.018. 1. Sections 167.018 and 167.019 shall be known and may be cited as the "Foster Care Education Bill of Rights".

2. Each school district shall designate a staff person as the educational liaison for foster care children. The liaison shall do all of the following in an advisory capacity:

(1) Ensure and facilitate the proper educational placement, enrollment in school, and checkout from school of foster children;

(2) Assist foster care pupils when transferring from one school to another or from one school district to another, by ensuring proper transfer of credits, records, and grades;

(3) Request school records, as provided in section 167.022, within two business days of placement of a foster care pupil in a school; and

(4) Submit school records of foster care pupils within three business days of receiving a request for school records, under subdivision (3) of this subsection.

(L. 2009 H.B. 154 merged with S.B. 291)

Placement decisions, agencies to consider foster child's schoolattendance area--right to remain in certain districts--coursework to be accepted--graduation requirements--rulemakingauthority.

167.019. 1. A child-placing agency, as defined under section 210.481, shall promote educational stability for foster care children by considering the child's school attendance area when making placement decisions. The foster care pupil shall have the right to remain enrolled in and attend his or her school of origin pending resolution of school placement disputes or to return to a previously attended school in an adjacent district.

2. Each school district shall accept for credit full or partial course work satisfactorily completed by a pupil while attending a public school, nonpublic school, or nonsectarian school in accordance with district policies or regulations.

3. If a pupil completes the graduation requirements of his or her school district of residence while under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as described in chapter 211, the school district of residence shall issue a diploma to the pupil.

4. School districts shall ensure that if a pupil in foster care is absent from school due to a decision to change the placement of a pupil made by a court or child placing agency, or due to a verified court appearance or related court-ordered activity, the grades and credits of the pupil shall be calculated as of the date the pupil left school, and no lowering of his or her grades shall occur as a result of the absence of the pupil under these circumstances.

5. School districts, subject to federal law, shall be authorized to permit access of pupil school records to any child placing agency for the purpose of fulfilling educational case management responsibilities required by the juvenile officer or by law and to assist with the school transfer or placement of a pupil.

6. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2009, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2009 H.B. 154 merged with S.B. 291)

Registration requirements--residency--homeless child or youthdefined--recovery of costs, when--records to be requested,provided, when.

167.020. 1. As used in this section, the term "homeless child" or "homeless youth" shall mean a person less than twenty-one years of age who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including a child or youth who:

(1) Is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; is living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; is living in emergency or transitional shelters; is abandoned in hospitals; or is awaiting foster care placement;

(2) Has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

(3) Is living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(4) Is a migratory child or youth who qualifies as homeless because the child or youth is living in circumstances described in subdivisions (1) to (3) of this subsection.

2. In order to register a pupil, the parent or legal guardian of the pupil or the pupil himself or herself shall provide, at the time of registration, one of the following:

(1) Proof of residency in the district. Except as otherwise provided in section 167.151, the term "residency" shall mean that a person both physically resides within a school district and is domiciled within that district or, in the case of a private school student suspected of having a disability under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 1412, et seq., that the student attends private school within that district. The domicile of a minor child shall be the domicile of a parent, military guardian pursuant to a military-issued guardianship or court-appointed legal guardian. For instances in which the family of a student living in Missouri co-locates to live with other family members or live in a military family support community because one or both of the child's parents are stationed or deployed out of state or deployed within Missouri under Title 32 or Title 10 active duty orders, the student may attend the school district in which the family member's residence or family support community is located. If the active duty orders expire during the school year, the student may finish the school year in that district; or

(2) Proof that the person registering the student has requested a waiver under subsection 3 of this section within the last forty-five days.

In instances where there is reason to suspect that admission of the pupil will create an immediate danger to the safety of other pupils and employees of the district, the superintendent or the superintendent's designee may convene a hearing within five working days of the request to register and determine whether or not the pupil may register.

3. Any person subject to the requirements of subsection 2 of this section may request a waiver from the district board of any of those requirements on the basis of hardship or good cause. Under no circumstances shall athletic ability be a valid basis of hardship or good cause for the issuance of a waiver of the requirements of subsection 2 of this section. The district board or committee of the board appointed by the president and which shall have full authority to act in lieu of the board shall convene a hearing as soon as possible, but no later than forty-five days after receipt of the waiver request made under this subsection or the waiver request shall be granted. The district board or committee of the board may grant the request for a waiver of any requirement of subsection 2 of this section. The district board or committee of the board may also reject the request for a waiver in which case the pupil shall not be allowed to register. Any person aggrieved by a decision of a district board or committee of the board on a request for a waiver under this subsection may appeal such decision to the circuit court in the county where the school district is located.

4. Any person who knowingly submits false information to satisfy any requirement of subsection 2 of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

5. In addition to any other penalties authorized by law, a district board may file a civil action to recover, from the parent, military guardian or legal guardian of the pupil, the costs of school attendance for any pupil who was enrolled at a school in the district and whose parent, military guardian or legal guardian filed false information to satisfy any requirement of subsection 2 of this section.

6. Subsection 2 of this section shall not apply to a pupil who is a homeless child or youth, or a pupil attending a school not in the pupil's district of residence as a participant in an interdistrict transfer program established under a court-ordered desegregation program, a pupil who is a ward of the state and has been placed in a residential care facility by state officials, a pupil who has been placed in a residential care facility due to a mental illness or developmental disability, a pupil attending a school pursuant to sections 167.121 and 167.151, a pupil placed in a residential facility by a juvenile court, a pupil with a disability identified under state eligibility criteria if the student is in the district for reasons other than accessing the district's educational program, or a pupil attending a regional or cooperative alternative education program or an alternative education program on a contractual basis.

7. Within two business days of enrolling a pupil, the school official enrolling a pupil, including any special education pupil, shall request those records required by district policy for student transfer and those discipline records required by subsection 9 of section 160.261 from all schools previously attended by the pupil within the last twelve months. Any school district that receives a request for such records from another school district enrolling a pupil that had previously attended a school in such district shall respond to such request within five business days of receiving the request. School districts may report or disclose education records to law enforcement and juvenile justice authorities if the disclosure concerns law enforcement's or juvenile justice authorities' ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records are released. The officials and authorities to whom such information is disclosed must comply with applicable restrictions set forth in 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g(b)(1)(E).

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298, A.L. 2000 S.B. 944, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1453 merged with S.B. 968 and S.B. 969, A.L. 2005 S.B. 103 & 115, A.L. 2006 S.B. 834, A.L. 2013 H.B. 159, A.L. 2015 S.B. 116)

Request for records, placed pupils.

167.022. Consistent with the provisions of section 167.020, within forty-eight hours of enrolling a nonresident pupil placed pursuant to sections 210.481 to 210.536, the school official enrolling a pupil, including any special education pupil, shall request those records required by district policy for student transfer and those discipline records required by subsection 9 of section 160.261 from all schools and other facilities previously attended by the pupil and from other state agencies as enumerated in section 210.518 and any entities involved with the placement of the student within the last twenty-four months. Any request for records under this section shall include, if applicable to the student, any records relating to an act of violence as defined under subsection 7 of section 160.262.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1683)

Affidavit of expulsion for certain offenses required for studentadmission--false statements, penalty.

167.023. Prior to admission to any public school, a school board may require the parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of a child of school age to provide, upon enrollment, a sworn statement or affirmation indicating whether the student has been expelled from school attendance at any school, public or private, in this state or in any other state for an offense in violation of school board policies relating to weapons, alcohol or drugs, or for the willful infliction of injury to another person. Any person making a materially false statement or affirmation shall be guilty upon conviction of a class B misdemeanor. The registration document shall be maintained as a part of the student's scholastic record.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 4, A.L. 2000 S.B. 944)

Expungement of disciplinary records, exception.

167.026. 1. The state board of education shall adopt a policy relating to the expungement of disciplinary records of pupils who have graduated or reached the age of twenty-one years.

2. Any school district may adopt a policy consistent with the policy adopted pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.

3. No such policy shall allow the expungement of any act listed in subsection 1 of section 167.115 unless the petition regarding the act was dismissed or the pupil has been acquitted or adjudicated not to have committed the act.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 7 subsecs. 1, 2, 3)

School uniforms.

167.029. A public school district may require students to wear a school uniform or restrict student dress to a particular style in accordance with the law. The school district may determine the style and color of the school uniform.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 7 subsec. 4, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

School attendance compulsory, who may be excused--nonattendance,penalty--home school, definition, requirements--school yeardefined--daily log, defense to prosecution--compulsory attendanceage for the district defined.

167.031. 1. Every parent, guardian or other person in this state having charge, control or custody of a child not enrolled in a public, private, parochial, parish school or full-time equivalent attendance in a combination of such schools and between the ages of seven years and the compulsory attendance age for the district is responsible for enrolling the child in a program of academic instruction which complies with subsection 2 of this section. Any parent, guardian or other person who enrolls a child between the ages of five and seven years in a public school program of academic instruction shall cause such child to attend the academic program on a regular basis, according to this section. Nonattendance by such child shall cause such parent, guardian or other responsible person to be in violation of the provisions of section 167.061, except as provided by this section. A parent, guardian or other person in this state having charge, control, or custody of a child between the ages of seven years of age and the compulsory attendance age for the district shall cause the child to attend regularly some public, private, parochial, parish, home school or a combination of such schools not less than the entire school term of the school which the child attends; except that:

(1) A child who, to the satisfaction of the superintendent of public schools of the district in which he resides, or if there is no superintendent then the chief school officer, is determined to be mentally or physically incapacitated may be excused from attendance at school for the full time required, or any part thereof;

(2) A child between fourteen years of age and the compulsory attendance age for the district may be excused from attendance at school for the full time required, or any part thereof, by the superintendent of public schools of the district, or if there is none then by a court of competent jurisdiction, when legal employment has been obtained by the child and found to be desirable, and after the parents or guardian of the child have been advised of the pending action; or

(3) A child between five and seven years of age shall be excused from attendance at school if a parent, guardian or other person having charge, control or custody of the child makes a written request that the child be dropped from the school's rolls.

2. (1) As used in sections 167.031 to 167.071, a "home school" is a school, whether incorporated or unincorporated, that:

(a) Has as its primary purpose the provision of private or religious-based instruction;

(b) Enrolls pupils between the ages of seven years and the compulsory attendance age for the district, of which no more than four are unrelated by affinity or consanguinity in the third degree; and

(c) Does not charge or receive consideration in the form of tuition, fees, or other remuneration in a genuine and fair exchange for provision of instruction.

(2) As evidence that a child is receiving regular instruction, the parent shall, except as otherwise provided in this subsection:

(a) Maintain the following records:

a. A plan book, diary, or other written record indicating subjects taught and activities engaged in; and

b. A portfolio of samples of the child's academic work; and

c. A record of evaluations of the child's academic progress; or

d. Other written, or credible evidence equivalent to subparagraphs a., b. and c.; and

(b) Offer at least one thousand hours of instruction, at least six hundred hours of which will be in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science or academic courses that are related to the aforementioned subject areas and consonant with the pupil's age and ability. At least four hundred of the six hundred hours shall occur at the regular home school location.

(3) The requirements of subdivision (2) of this subsection shall not apply to any pupil above the age of sixteen years.

3. Nothing in this section shall require a private, parochial, parish or home school to include in its curriculum any concept, topic, or practice in conflict with the school's religious doctrines or to exclude from its curriculum any concept, topic, or practice consistent with the school's religious doctrines. Any other provision of the law to the contrary notwithstanding, all departments or agencies of the state of Missouri shall be prohibited from dictating through rule, regulation or other device any statewide curriculum for private, parochial, parish or home schools.

4. A school year begins on the first day of July and ends on the thirtieth day of June following.

5. The production by a parent of a daily log showing that a home school has a course of instruction which satisfies the requirements of this section or, in the case of a pupil over the age of sixteen years who attended a metropolitan school district the previous year, a written statement that the pupil is attending home school in compliance with this section shall be a defense to any prosecution under this section and to any charge or action for educational neglect brought pursuant to chapter 210.

6. As used in sections 167.031 to 167.051, the term "compulsory attendance age for the district" shall mean:

(1) Seventeen years of age for any metropolitan school district for which the school board adopts a resolution to establish such compulsory attendance age; provided that such resolution shall take effect no earlier than the school year next following the school year during which the resolution is adopted; and

(2) Seventeen years of age or having successfully completed sixteen credits towards high school graduation in all other cases.

The school board of a metropolitan school district for which the compulsory attendance age is seventeen years may adopt a resolution to lower the compulsory attendance age to sixteen years; provided that such resolution shall take effect no earlier than the school year next following the school year during which the resolution is adopted.

7. For purposes of subsection 2 of this section as applied in subsection 6 herein, a "completed credit towards high school graduation" shall be defined as one hundred hours or more of instruction in a course. Home school education enforcement and records pursuant to this section, and sections 210.167 and 211.031, shall be subject to review only by the local prosecuting attorney.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-3, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1986 S.B. 795, A.L. 1990 S.B. 740, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380, A.L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1182, A.L. 2008 H.B. 1550, A.L. 2009 S.B. 291)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.010)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Average daily attendance defined for apportionment of school money, 163.011

(2005) To be actionable, failure to cause child to attend school regularly must be done knowingly or purposely. State v. Self, 155 S.W.3d 756 (Mo.banc).

Absences in St. Louis City reported to children's division, when,notification requirements--duties of children's division.

167.034. 1. In any city not within a county where a child under the age of seventeen required to attend school under section 167.031 accumulates fifteen or more absences during any one school year, the child's school district shall report such absences to the children's division within ten business days of the fifteenth day of absence. Such notification, which shall be in written form and retained in the student's school records, shall include:

(1) The student's full name and parents' or guardians' full names;

(2) The addresses and phone numbers of the student and parents or guardians;

(3) The student's date of birth and age;

(4) The student's current school and grade level;

(5) The student's current grades for all classes in which the student is enrolled; and

(6) The total number of days missed and specific days missed from school.

2. Upon receipt of a report of the absences of a child under this section, the children's division shall notify the child's parent or guardian that the child has accumulated fifteen or more absences and such report may be subject to the educational neglect provisions under section 210.145. The notification required under this section is required regardless of whether a student's parent or guardian contacted the school and approved of the absences.

(L. 2006 S.B. 894 § 2, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

Home school, declaration of enrollment, contents--filing with recorderof deeds or chief school officer--fee.

167.042. For the purpose of minimizing unnecessary investigations due to reports of truancy, each parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the child who causes his child to attend regularly a home school may provide to the recorder of deeds of the county where the child legally resides, or to the chief school officer of the public school district where the child legally resides, a signed, written declaration of enrollment stating their intent for the child to attend a home school within thirty days after the establishment of the home school and by September first annually thereafter. The name and age of each child attending the home school, the address and telephone number of the home school, the name of each person teaching in the home school, and the name, address and signature of each person making the declaration of enrollment shall be included in said notice. A declaration of enrollment to provide a home school shall not be cause to investigate violations of section 167.031. The recorder of deeds may charge a service cost of not more than one dollar for each notice filed.

(L. 1986 S.B. 795 § 167.041)

Effective 6-19-86

Compulsory attendance of part-time schools.

167.051. 1. If a school board establishes part-time schools or classes for children under seventeen years of age, lawfully engaged in any regular employment, every parent, guardian or other person having charge, control or custody of such a child shall cause the child to attend the school not less than four hours a week between the hours of eight o'clock in the morning and five o'clock in the evening during the school year of the part-time classes.

2. All children who are under eighteen years of age, who have not completed the elementary school course in the public schools of Missouri, or its equivalent, and who are not attending regularly any day school shall be required to attend regularly the part-time classes not less than four hours a week between the hours of eight o'clock in the morning and five o'clock in the afternoon during the entire year of the part-time classes.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-5, A.L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.080)

Applicability of compulsory attendance and part-time schoolrequirements for metropolitan school districts.

167.052. The provisions of sections 167.031 and 167.051 affecting a metropolitan school district shall be effective for the school year beginning 2007-08 and shall terminate after the school year ending 2011-12.

(L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969)

Penalty for violating compulsory attendance law.

167.061. Any parent, guardian or other person having charge, control or custody of a child, who violates the provisions of section 167.031 is guilty of a class C misdemeanor. Upon conviction and pending any judicial appeal, the defendant shall be required to enroll the child in a public, private, parochial, parish or home school within three public school days, after which each successive school day shall constitute a separate violation of section 167.031. The fine or imprisonment, or both, may be suspended and finally remitted by the court, with or without the payment of costs, at the discretion of the court, if the child is immediately placed and kept in regular attendance at a public, private, parochial, parish or home school and if the fact of regular attendance is proved subsequently to the satisfaction of the court. A certificate stating that the child is regularly attending a public, private, parochial or parish school and properly attested by the superintendent, principal or person in charge of the school is prima facie evidence of regular attendance by the child.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-6, A.L. 1986 S.B. 795)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.060)

Effective 6-19-86

School attendance officers in seven-director districts, powersand duties--powers of police officers in certain areas.

167.071. 1. In school districts having seven or more directors the school board may appoint and remove at pleasure one or more school attendance officers and shall pay them from the public school funds.

2. Each attendance officer has the powers of a deputy sheriff in the performance of his duties. He shall investigate the claims of children for exemptions under section 167.031, and report his findings to the person authorized by that section to grant the exemption sought. He shall refer all cases involving an alleged violation of section 167.031 involving a public school to the superintendent of the public school of the district where the child legally resides and all cases involving an alleged violation of section 167.031 involving a private, parochial, parish or home school to the prosecuting attorney of the county wherein the child legally resides. When reasonable doubt exists as to the age of any such child he may require a properly attested birth certificate or an affidavit stating the child's age, date of birth, physical characteristics and bearing the signature of the child. He may visit and enter any mine, office, factory, workshop, business house, place of amusement, or other place in which children are employed or engaged in any kind of service, or any place or building in which children loiter or idle during school hours; may require a properly attested certificate of the attendance of any child at school; may arrest, without warrant, any truant, or nonattendants or other juvenile disorderly persons, and place them in some school or take them to their homes, or take them to any place of detention provided for neglected children in the county or school district. He shall serve in the cases which he prosecutes without additional fee or compensation. Each attendance officer appointed by a school board shall carry into effect the regulations lawfully prescribed by the board by which he was appointed.

3. In any urban school district, any metropolitan school district and in school districts having seven or more directors and which are located in a first class county having a charter form of government, any duly commissioned city or county police officer shall be ex officio school attendance officers. Any police officer exercising duties of ex officio school attendance officer need not refer any child apprehended pursuant to the provisions of this section to juvenile court or a juvenile officer, but nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit the police officer's regular powers and duties as a peace officer.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-7, A.L. 1976 S.B. 636, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1986 S.B. 795)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.040)

Effective 6-19-86

Truant or parental schools, establishment--attendance may becompelled--neglected children, attendance--support payments.

167.091. 1. The school board of any district which has ten thousand inhabitants or more, may establish and maintain from the public school funds one or more special truant or parental day schools in the city or district for children who are either habitual truants from any school in which they are enrolled as pupils, or who, while in attendance at any school are incorrigible, vicious or immoral, or who habitually wander or loiter about the streets or roads or other public places without lawful employment, or who, in the opinion of the board or of its superintendent of instruction, require special attention and instruction. The school board, through its officers, may assign, require and compel all such children to attend the special truant or parental school or any department of the graded schools that the board directs.

2. The board may also establish and maintain from the public school funds, either within or without its district, a parental school for the care and education of any child resident of the school district and committed to it by a juvenile court under the provisions of section 211.181. For every child committed to the school there shall be paid to the board of education out of the treasury of the city or county the sum of ten dollars per month for the support, maintenance, clothing and other expenses of the child from the time of its entrance into the school until its discharge therefrom.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-9)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.070)

Certain persons may administer oaths and take affidavits--issuance ofcertificates.

167.101. Superintendents, principals and persons in charge of schools and attendance officers may administer oaths and take the affidavits of parents, guardians or other persons having charge, control or custody of children, concerning the ages of children, and furnish children with certificates of the affidavits. The certificates must have attached the signature of the child for whom it is issued, the signature of the persons who made and took the affidavit, and the seal of the school board of the district and shall contain the description of the color of eye and hair of the child to whom it is issued.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-10)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.100)

Officials to enforce compulsory attendance law.

167.111. The state commissioner of education, superintendents of schools, school boards, county superintendents of public welfare, and every school attendance and probation officer shall enforce all laws relating to compulsory school attendance.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-11, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 164.090)

Compliance with federal laws relating to pupil rights required.

167.113. The state of Missouri shall comply with all the provisions of the federal law relating to the protection of pupil rights, as contained in Section 1232h(b) of Title 20 United States Code.

(L. 1983 H.B. 815 § 162.022)

Juvenile officer or other law enforcementauthority to report to superintendent, when, how--superintendentto report certain acts, to whom--notice of suspension orexpulsion to court--superintendent to consult.

167.115. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 211 or chapter 610 to the contrary, the juvenile officer, sheriff, chief of police or other appropriate law enforcement authority shall, as soon as reasonably practical, notify the superintendent, or the superintendent's designee, of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled when a petition is filed pursuant to subsection 1 of section 211.031 alleging that the pupil has committed one of the following acts:

(1) First degree murder under section 565.020;

(2) Second degree murder under section 565.021;

(3) Kidnapping under section 565.110 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or kidnapping in the first degree under section 565.110;

(4) First degree assault under section 565.050;

(5) Forcible rape under section 566.030 as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or rape in the first degree under section 566.030;

(6) Forcible sodomy under section 566.060 as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or sodomy in the first degree under section 566.060;

(7) Burglary in the first degree under section 569.160;

(8) Robbery in the first degree under section 569.020 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or robbery in the first degree under section 570.023;

(9) Distribution of drugs under section 195.211 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or manufacture of a controlled substance under section 579.055;

(10) Distribution of drugs to a minor under section 195.212 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or delivery of a controlled substance under section 579.020;

(11) Arson in the first degree under section 569.040;

(12) Voluntary manslaughter under section 565.023;

(13) Involuntary manslaughter under section 565.024 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, involuntary manslaughter in the first degree under section 565.024, or involuntary manslaughter in the second degree under section 565.027;

(14) Second degree assault under section 565.060 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or second degree assault under section 565.052;

(15) Sexual assault under section 566.040* as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or rape in the second degree under section 566.031;

(16) Felonious restraint under section 565.120 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or kidnapping in the second degree under section 565.120;

(17) Property damage in the first degree under section 569.100;

(18) The possession of a weapon under chapter 571;

(19) Child molestation in the first degree pursuant to section 566.067 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017;

(20) Child molestation in the first, second, or third degree pursuant to sections 566.067, 566.068, or 566.069;

(21) Deviate sexual assault pursuant to section 566.070** as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or sodomy in the second degree under section 566.061;

(22) Sexual misconduct involving a child pursuant to section 566.083; or

(23) Sexual abuse pursuant to section 566.100 as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or sexual abuse in the first degree under section 566.100.

2. The notification shall be made orally or in writing, in a timely manner, no later than five days following the filing of the petition. If the report is made orally, written notice shall follow in a timely manner. The notification shall include a complete description of the conduct the pupil is alleged to have committed and the dates the conduct occurred but shall not include the name of any victim. Upon the disposition of any such case, the juvenile office or prosecuting attorney or their designee shall send a second notification to the superintendent providing the disposition of the case, including a brief summary of the relevant finding of facts, no later than five days following the disposition of the case.

3. The superintendent or the designee of the superintendent shall report such information to teachers and other school district employees with a need to know while acting within the scope of their assigned duties. Any information received by school district officials pursuant to this section shall be received in confidence and used for the limited purpose of assuring that good order and discipline is maintained in the school. This information shall not be used as the sole basis for not providing educational services to a public school pupil.

4. The superintendent shall notify the appropriate division of the juvenile or family court upon any pupil's suspension for more than ten days or expulsion of any pupil that the school district is aware is under the jurisdiction of the court.

5. The superintendent or the superintendent's designee may be called to serve in a consultant capacity at any dispositional proceedings pursuant to section 211.031 which may involve reference to a pupil's academic treatment plan.

6. Upon the transfer of any pupil described in this section to any other school district in this state, the superintendent or the superintendent's designee shall forward the written notification given to the superintendent pursuant to subsection 2 of this section to the superintendent of the new school district in which the pupil has enrolled. Such written notification shall be required again in the event of any subsequent transfer by the pupil.

7. As used in this section, the terms "school" and "school district" shall include any charter, private or parochial school or school district, and the term "superintendent" shall include the principal or equivalent chief school officer in the cases of charter, private or parochial schools.

8. The superintendent or the designee of the superintendent or other school employee who, in good faith, reports information in accordance with the terms of this section and section 160.261 shall not be civilly liable for providing such information.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 1, A.L. 2000 S.B. 944, A.L. 2013 H.B. 215, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1371)

Effective 1-01-17

*Section 566.040 was transferred to 566.031, H.B. 215, 2013

**Section 566.070 was transferred to 566.061, H.B. 215, 2013

Principal, teachers, school employees to report certain acts, to whom,exceptions--limit on liability--penalty.

167.117. 1. In any instance when any person is believed to have committed an act which if committed by an adult would be assault in the first, second or third degree, sexual assault, or deviate sexual assault against a pupil or school employee, while on school property, including a school bus in service on behalf of the district, or while involved in school activities, the principal shall immediately report such incident to the appropriate local law enforcement agency and to the superintendent, except in any instance when any person is believed to have committed an act which if committed by an adult would be assault in the third degree and a written agreement as to the procedure for the reporting of such incidents of third degree assault has been executed between the superintendent of the school district and the appropriate local law enforcement agency, the principal shall report such incident to the appropriate local law enforcement agency in accordance with such agreement.

2. In any instance when a pupil is discovered to have on or about such pupil's person, or among such pupil's possessions, or placed elsewhere on the school premises, including but not limited to the school playground or the school parking lot, on a school bus or at a school activity whether on or off of school property any controlled substance as defined in section 195.010 or any weapon as defined in subsection 6 of section 160.261 in violation of school policy, the principal shall immediately report such incident to the appropriate local law enforcement agency and to the superintendent.

3. In any instance when a teacher becomes aware of an assault as set forth in subsection 1 of this section or finds a pupil in possession of a weapon or controlled substances as set forth in subsection 2 of this section, the teacher shall immediately report such incident to the principal.

4. A school employee, superintendent or such person's designee who in good faith provides information to law enforcement or juvenile authorities pursuant to this section or section 160.261 shall not be civilly liable for providing such information.

5. Any school official responsible for reporting pursuant to this section or section 160.261 who willfully neglects or refuses to perform this duty shall be subject to the penalty established pursuant to section 162.091.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 2, A.L. 1997 H.B. 641 & 593, A.L. 2000 S.B. 944, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

(2013) School personnel following requirements of section are entitled to immunity under the federal Coverdell Act. T.B. v. Hazelwood School Dist., 417 S.W.3d 261 (Mo.App.E.D.).

Assignment of pupil to another district--tuition, how paid,amount--lapsed, unaccredited, and provisionally unaccrediteddistricts, enrollment in virtual school permitted.

167.121. 1. If the residence of a pupil is so located that attendance in the district of residence constitutes an unusual or unreasonable transportation hardship because of natural barriers, travel time, or distance, the commissioner of education or his designee may assign the pupil to another district. Subject to the provisions of this section, all existing assignments shall be reviewed prior to July 1, 1984, and from time to time thereafter, and may be continued or rescinded. The board of education of the district in which the pupil lives shall pay the tuition of the pupil assigned. The tuition shall not exceed the pro rata cost of instruction.

2. (1) For the school year beginning July 1, 2008, and each succeeding school year, a parent or guardian residing in a lapsed public school district or a district that has scored either unaccredited or provisionally accredited, or a combination thereof, on two consecutive annual performance reports may enroll the parent's or guardian's child in the Missouri virtual school created in section 161.670 provided the pupil first enrolls in the school district of residence. The school district of residence shall include the pupil's enrollment in the virtual school created in section 161.670 in determining the district's average daily attendance. Full-time enrollment in the virtual school shall constitute one average daily attendance equivalent in the school district of residence. Average daily attendance for part-time enrollment in the virtual school shall be calculated as a percentage of the total number of virtual courses enrolled in divided by the number of courses required for full-time attendance in the school district of residence.

(2) A pupil's residence, for purposes of this section, means residency established under section 167.020. Except for students residing in a K-8 district attending high school in a district under section 167.131, the board of the home district shall pay to the virtual school the amount required under section 161.670.

(3) Nothing in this section shall require any school district or the state to provide computers, equipment, internet or other access, supplies, materials or funding, except as provided in this section, as may be deemed necessary for a pupil to participate in the virtual school created in section 161.670.

(4) Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2007, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-12, A.L. 1973 H.B. 158, A.L. 1979 H.B. 280, A.L. 1983 H.B. 815, A.L. 2007 S.B. 64)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 161.093)

Placed pupils, notification of district, distribution of information.

167.122. 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of chapter 211 or chapter 610 to the contrary the juvenile officer or an employee of the children's division shall notify the school district that a child under judicial custody pursuant to subsection 3 of section 211.031 is being enrolled in that district or that a child already enrolled has been taken into judicial custody.

2. The notification shall be given to the superintendent of schools or a designee, either orally or in writing, at the time of enrollment or no later than five days following the court taking custody of the child under subsection 3 of section 211.031. If the report is made orally, written notice shall follow in a timely manner. The notification shall describe any conduct that involved physical force with the intent to do serious bodily harm to another person but shall not include the name of any victim other than the child.

3. The superintendent or a designee is authorized to share this information with teachers and other school district employees with a need to know while acting within the scope of their assigned duties pursuant to subsection 2 of section 160.261. Any information received by school district officials pursuant to this section shall be received in confidence and used for the limited purposes of assuring that good order and discipline is maintained in the school, or for intervention and counseling purposes for the benefit of the child. The information shall not be part of the child's permanent record. The information shall not be used as the sole basis for denying educational services to a pupil.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1683, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

Notification to superintendent, when, manner--responsibility ofsuperintendent upon notification--confidentiality of information.

167.123. 1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, or chapter 610, to the contrary, the juvenile officer or an employee of the children's division shall notify the superintendent of the school district in which the child is enrolled, or the superintendent's designee, upon request by the superintendent or designee regarding such child, when a case is active regarding the child.

2. The notification shall be made orally or in writing, in a timely manner, no later than five days following the request by the superintendent or designee. If the report is made orally, written notice shall follow in a timely manner. The notification shall include a complete description of the case involving the pupil, the conduct the child is alleged to have committed, if any, and the dates the conduct occurred but shall not include the name of any victim other than the child.

3. The superintendent or the designee of the superintendent shall report such information to teachers and other school district employees with a need to know while acting within the scope of their assigned duties. Any information received by school district officials pursuant to this section shall be received in confidence and used for the limited purposes of assuring that good order and discipline is maintained in the school, or for intervention and counseling purposes for the benefit of the child. The information shall not be part of the child's permanent record. The information shall not be used as the sole basis for not providing educational services to a pupil.

(L. 1998 H.B. 971 § 2, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

Children admitted to certain programs or facilities, right toeducational services--school district, per pupil cost,payment--inclusion in average daily attendance, payments in lieuof taxes, when.

167.126. 1. Children who are admitted to programs or facilities of the department of mental health or whose domicile is one school district in Missouri but who reside in another school district in Missouri as a result of placement arranged by or approved by the department of mental health, the department of social services or placement arranged by or ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction shall have a right to be provided the educational services as provided by law and shall not be denied admission to any appropriate regular public school or special school district program or program operated by the state board of education, as the case may be, where the child actually resides because of such admission or placement; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prevent the department of mental health, the department of social services or a court of competent jurisdiction from otherwise providing or procuring educational services for such child.

2. Each school district or special school district constituting the domicile of any child for whom educational services are provided or procured under this section shall pay toward the per-pupil costs for educational services for such child. A school district which is not a special school district shall pay an amount equal to the average sum produced per child by the local tax effort of the district of domicile. A special school district shall pay an amount not to exceed the average sum produced per child by the local tax efforts of the domiciliary districts.

3. When educational services have been provided by the school district or special school district in which a child actually resides, including a child who temporarily resides in a children's hospital licensed under chapter 197, for rendering health care services to children under the age of eighteen for more than three days, other than the district of domicile, the amounts as provided in subsection 2 of this section for which the domiciliary school district or special school district is responsible shall be paid by such district directly to the serving district. The school district, or special school district, as the case may be, shall send a written voucher for payment to the regular or special district constituting the domicile of the child served and the domiciliary school district or special school district receiving such voucher shall pay the district providing or procuring the services an amount not to exceed the average sum produced per child by the local tax efforts of the domiciliary districts. In the event the responsible district fails to pay the appropriate amount to the district within ninety days after a voucher is submitted, the state department of elementary and secondary education shall deduct the appropriate amount due from the next payments of any state financial aid due that district and shall pay the same to the appropriate district.

4. In cases where a child whose domicile is in one district is placed in programs or facilities operated by the department of mental health or resides in another district pursuant to assignment by that department or is placed by the department of social services or a court of competent jurisdiction into any type of publicly contracted residential site in Missouri, the department of elementary and secondary education shall, as soon as funds are appropriated, pay the serving district from funds appropriated for that purpose the amount by which the per-pupil costs of the educational services exceeds the amounts received from the domiciliary district except that any other state money received by the serving district by virtue of rendering such service shall reduce the balance due.

5. Institutions providing a place of residence for children whose parents or guardians do not reside in the district in which the institution is located shall have authority to enroll such children in a program in the district or special district in which the institution is located and such enrollment shall be subject to the provisions of subsections 2 and 3 of this section. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to placement authorized pursuant to subsection 1 of this section or if the placement occurred for the sole purpose of enrollment in the district or special district. "Institution" as used in this subsection means a facility organized under the laws of Missouri for the purpose of providing care and treatment of juveniles.

6. Children residing in institutions providing a place of residence for three or more such children whose domicile is not in the state of Missouri may be admitted to schools or programs provided on a contractual basis between the school district, special district or state department or agency and the proper department or agency, or persons in the state where domicile is maintained. Such contracts shall not be permitted to place any financial burden whatsoever upon the state of Missouri, its political subdivisions, school districts or taxpayers.

7. For purposes of this section the domicile of the child shall be the school district where the child would have been educated if the child had not been placed in a different school district. No provision of this section shall be construed to deny any child domiciled in Missouri appropriate and necessary, gratuitous public services.

8. For the purpose of distributing state aid under section 163.031, a child receiving educational services provided by the district in which the child actually resides, other than the district of domicile, shall be included in average daily attendance, as defined under section 163.011, of the district providing the educational services for the child.

9. Each school district or special school district where the child actually resides, other than the district of domicile, may receive payment from the department of elementary and secondary education, in lieu of receiving the local tax effort from the domiciliary school district. Such payments from the department shall be subject to appropriation and shall only be made for children that have been placed in a school other than the domiciliary school district by a state agency or a court of competent jurisdiction and from whom excess educational costs are billed to the department of elementary and secondary education.

(L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al., A.L. 1997 H.B. 641 & 593, A.L. 1999 H.B. 889 merged with S.B. 387, et al., A.L. 2005 S.B. 287, A.L. 2009 S.B. 291)

District not accredited shall pay tuition and transportation,when--amount charged.

167.131. 1. The board of education of each district in this state that does not maintain an accredited school pursuant to the authority of the state board of education to classify schools as established in section 161.092 shall pay the tuition of and provide transportation consistent with the provisions of section 167.241 for each pupil resident therein who attends an accredited school in another district of the same or an adjoining county or who attends an approved charter school in the same or an adjoining county.

2. The rate of tuition to be charged by the district attended and paid by the sending district is the per pupil cost of maintaining the district's grade level grouping which includes the school attended. The rate of tuition to be charged by the approved charter school attended and paid by the sending district is the per pupil cost of maintaining the approved charter school's grade level grouping. For a district, the cost of maintaining a grade level grouping shall be determined by the board of education of the district but in no case shall it exceed all amounts spent for teachers' wages, incidental purposes, debt service, maintenance and replacements. For an approved charter school, the cost of maintaining a grade level grouping shall be determined by the approved charter school but in no case shall it exceed all amounts spent by the district in which the approved charter school is located for teachers' wages, incidental purposes, debt service, maintenance, and replacements. The term "debt service", as used in this section, means expenditures for the retirement of bonded indebtedness and expenditures for interest on bonded indebtedness. Per pupil cost of the grade level grouping shall be determined by dividing the cost of maintaining the grade level grouping by the average daily pupil attendance. If there is disagreement as to the amount of tuition to be paid, the facts shall be submitted to the state board of education, and its decision in the matter shall be final. Subject to the limitations of this section, each pupil shall be free to attend the public school of his or her choice.

3. For purposes of this section, "approved charter school" means a charter school that has existed for less than three years or a charter school with a three-year average score of seventy percent or higher on its annual performance report.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-13 and p. 339 § 161.095, A.L. 1973 H.B. 158, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380, A.L. 2016 S.B. 638)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 161.095, A.L. 1961 p. 345)

(2013) Section requiring unaccredited district to pay tuition for any resident pupil attending an accredited school did not impose a new or increased activity service and thus was not an unfunded mandate in contravention of the Hancock Amendment. Breitenfeld v. School Dist. of Clayton, 399 S.W.3d 816 (Mo.banc).

Amount deductible from per pupil cost in computing tuition to beadded to apportionment of district of residence, when.

167.141. The amount deductible from the per pupil cost of maintaining the high school attended in determining the tuition payable by a district on account of a pupil resident therein who attends an approved high school in another district, in accordance with the provisions of section 167.131, shall be added to the apportionment of the district of the pupil's residence to be applied on the tuition of the pupil, if the school attended is in an adjoining county outside the state of Missouri, and if the district of the pupil's residence has filed with the state board of education a receipt showing that such tuition has been paid by the district.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-14)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 161.097)

Admission of nonresident and other tuition pupils--certain pupilsexempt from tuition--school tax credited against tuition--ownersof agricultural land in more than one district, options, noticerequired, when.

167.151. 1. The school board of any district, in its discretion, may admit to the school pupils not entitled to free instruction and prescribe the tuition fee to be paid by them, except as provided in sections 167.121 and 167.131.

2. Orphan children, children with only one parent living, and children whose parents do not contribute to their support--if the children are between the ages of six and twenty years and are unable to pay tuition--may attend the schools of any district in the state in which they have a permanent or temporary home without paying a tuition fee.

3. Any person who pays a school tax in any other district than that in which he resides may send his children to any public school in the district in which the tax is paid and receive as a credit on the amount charged for tuition the amount of the school tax paid to the district; except that any person who owns real estate of which eighty acres or more are used for agricultural purposes and upon which his residence is situated may send his children to public school in any school district in which a part of such real estate, contiguous to that upon which his residence is situated, lies and shall not be charged tuition therefor; so long as thirty-five percent of the real estate is located in the school district of choice. The school district of choice shall count the children in its average daily attendance for the purpose of distribution of state aid through the foundation formula.

4. Any owner of agricultural land who, pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, has the option of sending his children to the public schools of more than one district shall exercise such option as provided in this subsection. Such person shall send written notice to all school districts involved specifying to which school district his children will attend by June thirtieth in which such a school year begins. If notification is not received, such children shall attend the school in which the majority of his property lies. Such person shall not send any of his children to the public schools of any district other than the one to which he has sent notice pursuant to this subsection in that school year or in which the majority of his property lies without paying tuition to such school district.

5. If a pupil is attending school in a district other than the district of residence and the pupil's parent is teaching in the school district or is a regular employee of the school district which the pupil is attending, then the district in which the pupil attends school shall allow the pupil to attend school upon payment of tuition in the same manner in which the district allows other pupils not entitled to free instruction to attend school in the district. The provisions of this subsection shall apply only to pupils attending school in a district which has an enrollment in excess of thirteen thousand pupils and not in excess of fifteen thousand pupils and which district is located in a county of the first classification with a charter form of government which has a population in excess of six hundred thousand persons and not in excess of nine hundred thousand persons.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-15, A.L. 1983 H.B. 815, A.L. 1988 S.B. 797, A.L. 1999 H.B. 889, A.L. 2005 S.B. 287)

(Source: RSMo 1959 §§ 163.010, 165.393)

Effective 7-01-06

Suspension or expulsion of pupil--notice--hearing--felony violation,grounds for suspension.

167.161. 1. The school board of any district, after notice to parents or others having custodial care and a hearing upon charges preferred, may suspend or expel a pupil for conduct which is prejudicial to good order and discipline in the schools or which tends to impair the morale or good conduct of the pupils. In addition to the authority granted in section 167.171, a school board may authorize, by general rule, the immediate removal of a pupil upon a finding by the principal, superintendent, or school board that the pupil poses a threat of harm to such pupil or others, as evidenced by the prior conduct of such pupil. Prior disciplinary actions shall not be used as the sole basis for removal, suspension or expulsion of a pupil. Removal of any pupil who is a student with a disability is subject to state and federal procedural rights. At the hearing upon any such removal, suspension or expulsion, the board shall consider the evidence and statements that the parties present and may consider records of past disciplinary actions, criminal court records or juvenile court records consistent with other provisions of the law, or the actions of the pupil which would constitute a criminal offense. The board may provide by general rule not inconsistent with this section for the procedure and conduct of such hearings. After meeting with the superintendent or his designee to discuss the expulsion, the parent, custodian or the student, if at least eighteen years of age, may, in writing, waive any right to a hearing before the board of education.

2. The school board of any district, after notice to parents or others having custodial care and a hearing upon the matter, may suspend a pupil upon a finding that the pupil has been charged, convicted or pled guilty in a court of general jurisdiction for the commission of a felony criminal violation of state or federal law. At a hearing required by this subsection, the board shall consider statements that the parties present. The board may provide for the procedure and conduct of such hearings.

3. The school board shall make a good-faith effort to have the parents or others having custodial care present at any such hearing. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, student discipline hearings or proceedings related to the rights of students to attend school or to receive academic credit shall not be required to comply with the requirements applicable to contested case hearings as provided in chapter 536, provided that appropriate due process procedures shall be observed which shall include the right for a trial de novo by the circuit court.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-16, A.L. 1995 174, et al., A.L. 1996 H.B. 791 merged with H.B. 1301 & 1298, A.L. 1997 H.B. 641 & 593)

(Source: RSMo 1959 §§ 163.010, 165.393)

Suspension or expulsion not to relieve duty to educate--district topay costs of alternative education--voucher--district may contractfor alternative education services.

167.164. 1. Any suspension issued pursuant to section 167.161, or this section, or expulsion pursuant to section 167.161, shall not relieve the state or the suspended student's parents or guardians of their responsibilities to educate the student. School districts are encouraged to provide an in-school suspension system and to search for other acceptable discipline alternatives prior to using suspensions of more than ten days or expelling a student from the school. Each school district or special school district constituting the domicile of any child for whom alternative education programs are provided or procured under this section shall pay toward the per pupil costs for alternative education programs for such child. A school district which is not a special school district shall pay an amount equal to the average sum produced per child by the local tax effort of the district of domicile. A special school district shall pay an amount not to exceed the average sum produced per child by the local tax efforts of the domiciliary districts. When educational services have been provided by the school district or special school district in which a child actually resides, other than the district of domicile, the amounts as provided in subsection 2 of this section* for which the domiciliary school district or special school district is responsible shall be paid by such district directly to the serving district. The school district, or special school district, as the case may be, shall send a written voucher for payment to the regular or special district constituting the domicile of the child served and the domiciliary school district or special school district receiving such voucher shall pay the district providing or procuring the services an amount not to exceed the average sum produced per child by the local tax efforts of the domiciliary districts. In the event the responsible district fails to pay the appropriate amount to the district within ninety days after a voucher is submitted, the state department of elementary and secondary education shall deduct the appropriate amount due from the next payments of any state financial aid due that district and shall pay the same to the appropriate district.

2. A school district may contract with other political subdivisions, public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or private agencies for the provision of alternative education services for students whose demonstrated disruptive behavior indicates that they cannot be adequately served in the traditional classroom setting. Such contracting may be included as part of a grant application pursuant to section 167.335 or conducted independent of the provisions of section 167.335.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 5)

*Words "of this section" do not appear in original rolls.

Prohibition on strip searches, exceptions--strip searchdefined--violation, penalty--prohibition on removal of certainitems not deemed disruptive.

167.166. 1. Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3 of this section, no employee of or volunteer at any public school or charter school within this state shall perform a strip search, as that term is defined in section 544.193, of any student of any such school. However, strip searches may be conducted by, or under the authority of, a commissioned law enforcement officer.

2. A student may be strip searched by a school employee only if a commissioned law enforcement officer is not immediately available and if the school employee reasonably believes that a student possesses a weapon, explosive, or substance that poses an imminent threat of physical harm to himself or herself or another person.

3. For the purposes of this section, the term "strip search" shall not include the removal of clothing in order to investigate the potential abuse or neglect of a student; give medical attention to a student; provide health services to a student; or screen a student for medical conditions.

4. If a student is strip searched by an employee of a school or a commissioned law enforcement officer, the district will attempt to notify the student's parent or guardian as soon as possible.

5. Any employee of a public school or charter school who violates the provisions of subsections 1 to 4 of this section shall be immediately suspended without pay, pending an evidentiary hearing when such employee is entitled by statute or contract to such hearing. If an employee is not entitled to such evidentiary hearing, the employee shall be suspended pending completion of due process or further disciplinary action as provided in the district's personnel policies, as applicable.

6. For the purposes of subsections 1 to 5 of this section, the term "employee" shall include all temporary, part-time, and full-time employees of a public school or charter school.

7. No employee of or volunteer in or school board member of or school district administrator of a public school or charter school shall direct a student to remove an emblem, insignia, or garment, including a religious emblem, insignia, or garment, as long as such emblem, insignia, or garment is worn in a manner that does not promote disruptive behavior.

(L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969)

Radio frequency identification technology, students not required touse identification device to monitor or track studentlocation--definition.

167.168. 1. No school district shall require a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology, or similar technology, to identify the student, transmit information regarding the student, or monitor or track the location of the student.

2. For purposes of this section, "radio frequency identification technology" shall mean a wireless identification system that uses an electromagnetic radio frequency signal to transmit data without physical contact between a card, badge, or tag and another device.

(L. 2014 S.B. 523)

*Effective 10-10-14, see § 21.250. S.B. 523 was vetoed July 9, 2014. The veto was overridden on September 10, 2014.

Summary suspension ofpupil--appeal--grounds for suspension--procedure--conferencerequired, when--statewide suspension, when.

167.171. 1. The school board in any district, by general rule and for the causes provided in section 167.161, may authorize the summary suspension of pupils by principals of schools for a period not to exceed ten school days and by the superintendent of schools for a period not to exceed one hundred and eighty school days. In case of a suspension by the superintendent for more than ten school days, the pupil, the pupil's parents or others having such pupil's custodial care may appeal the decision of the superintendent to the board or to a committee of board members appointed by the president of the board which shall have full authority to act in lieu of the board. Any suspension by a principal shall be immediately reported to the superintendent who may revoke the suspension at any time. In event of an appeal to the board, the superintendent shall promptly transmit to it a full report in writing of the facts relating to the suspension, the action taken by the superintendent and the reasons therefor and the board, upon request, shall grant a hearing to the appealing party to be conducted as provided in section 167.161.

2. No pupil shall be suspended unless:

(1) The pupil shall be given oral or written notice of the charges against such pupil;

(2) If the pupil denies the charges, such pupil shall be given an oral or written explanation of the facts which form the basis of the proposed suspension;

(3) The pupil shall be given an opportunity to present such pupil's version of the incident; and

(4) In the event of a suspension for more than ten school days, where the pupil gives notice that such pupil wishes to appeal the suspension to the board, the suspension shall be stayed until the board renders its decision, unless in the judgment of the superintendent of schools, or of the district superintendent, the pupil's presence poses a continuing danger to persons or property or an ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process, in which case the pupil may be immediately removed from school, and the notice and hearing shall follow as soon as practicable.

3. No school board shall readmit or enroll a pupil properly suspended for more than ten consecutive school days for an act of school violence as defined in subsection 2 of section 160.261 regardless of whether or not such act was committed at a public school or at a private school in this state, provided that such act shall have resulted in the suspension or expulsion of such pupil in the case of a private school, or otherwise permit such pupil to attend school without first holding a conference to review the conduct that resulted in the expulsion or suspension and any remedial actions needed to prevent any future occurrences of such or related conduct. The conference shall include the appropriate school officials including any teacher employed in that school or district directly involved with the conduct that resulted in the suspension or expulsion, the pupil, the parent or guardian of the pupil or any agency having legal jurisdiction, care, custody or control of the pupil. The school board shall notify in writing the parents or guardians and all other parties of the time, place, and agenda of any such conference. Failure of any party to attend this conference shall not preclude holding the conference. Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection to the contrary, no pupil shall be readmitted or enrolled to a regular program of instruction if:

(1) Such pupil has been convicted of; or

(2) An indictment or information has been filed alleging that the pupil has committed one of the acts enumerated in subdivision (4) of this subsection to which there has been no final judgment; or

(3) A petition has been filed pursuant to section 211.091 alleging that the pupil has committed one of the acts enumerated in subdivision (4) of this subsection to which there has been no final judgment; or

(4) The pupil has been adjudicated to have committed an act which if committed by an adult would be one of the following:

(a) First degree murder under section 565.020;

(b) Second degree murder under section 565.021;

(c) First degree assault under section 565.050;

(d) Forcible rape under section 566.030 as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or rape in the first degree under section 566.030;

(e) Forcible sodomy under section 566.060 as it existed prior to August 28, 2013, or sodomy in the first degree under section 566.060;

(f) Statutory rape under section 566.032;

(g) Statutory sodomy under section 566.062;

(h) Robbery in the first degree under section 569.020 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or robbery in the first degree under section 570.023;

(i) Distribution of drugs to a minor under section 195.212 as it existed prior to January 1, 2017, or delivery of a controlled substance under section 579.020;

(j) Arson in the first degree under section 569.040;

(k) Kidnapping or kidnapping in the first degree, when classified as a class A felony under section 565.110.

Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the readmittance or enrollment of any pupil if a petition has been dismissed, or when a pupil has been acquitted or adjudicated not to have committed any of the above acts. This subsection shall not apply to a student with a disability, as identified under state eligibility criteria, who is convicted or adjudicated guilty as a result of an action related to the student's disability. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit a school district which provides an alternative education program from enrolling a pupil in an alternative education program if the district determines such enrollment is appropriate.

4. If a pupil is attempting to enroll in a school district during a suspension or expulsion from another in-state or out-of-state school district including a private, charter or parochial school or school district, a conference with the superintendent or the superintendent's designee may be held at the request of the parent, court-appointed legal guardian, someone acting as a parent as defined by rule in the case of a special education student, or the pupil to consider if the conduct of the pupil would have resulted in a suspension or expulsion in the district in which the pupil is enrolling. Upon a determination by the superintendent or the superintendent's designee that such conduct would have resulted in a suspension or expulsion in the district in which the pupil is enrolling or attempting to enroll, the school district may make such suspension or expulsion from another school or district effective in the district in which the pupil is enrolling or attempting to enroll. Upon a determination by the superintendent or the superintendent's designee that such conduct would not have resulted in a suspension or expulsion in the district in which the student is enrolling or attempting to enroll, the school district shall not make such suspension or expulsion effective in its district in which the student is enrolling or attempting to enroll.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-17, A.L. 1969 p. 274, A.L. 1973 H.B. 158, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1986 S.B. 707, A.L. 1987 H.B. 384 Revision, A.L. 1995 H.B. 174, et al., A.L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298, A.L. 1999 H.B. 889 merged with S.B. 387, et al., A.L. 2000 S.B. 944, A.L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969, A.L. 2013 H.B. 215, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1371)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.393)

Effective 1-01-17

Immunization of pupils against certain diseasescompulsory--exceptions--records--to be at public expense,when--fluoride treatments administered, when--rulemakingauthority, procedure.

167.181. 1. The department of health and senior services, after consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall promulgate rules and regulations governing the immunization against poliomyelitis, rubella, rubeola, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, and hepatitis B, to be required of children attending public, private, parochial or parish schools. Such rules and regulations may modify the immunizations that are required of children in this subsection. The immunizations required and the manner and frequency of their administration shall conform to recognized standards of medical practice. The department of health and senior services shall supervise and secure the enforcement of the required immunization program.

2. It is unlawful for any student to attend school unless he has been immunized as required under the rules and regulations of the department of health and senior services, and can provide satisfactory evidence of such immunization; except that if he produces satisfactory evidence of having begun the process of immunization, he may continue to attend school as long as the immunization process is being accomplished in the prescribed manner. It is unlawful for any parent or guardian to refuse or neglect to have his child immunized as required by this section, unless the child is properly exempted.

3. This section shall not apply to any child if one parent or guardian objects in writing to his school administrator against the immunization of the child, because of religious beliefs or medical contraindications. In cases where any such objection is for reasons of medical contraindications, a statement from a duly licensed physician must also be provided to the school administrator.

4. Each school superintendent, whether of a public, private, parochial or parish school, shall cause to be prepared a record showing the immunization status of every child enrolled in or attending a school under his jurisdiction. The name of any parent or guardian who neglects or refuses to permit a nonexempted child to be immunized against diseases as required by the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be reported by the school superintendent to the department of health and senior services.

5. The immunization required may be done by any duly licensed physician or by someone under his direction. If the parent or guardian is unable to pay, the child shall be immunized at public expense by a physician or nurse at or from the county, district, city public health center or a school nurse or by a nurse or physician in the private office or clinic of the child's personal physician with the costs of immunization paid through the state Medicaid program, private insurance or in a manner to be determined by the department of health and senior services subject to state and federal appropriations, and after consultation with the school superintendent and the advisory committee established in section 192.630. When a child receives his or her immunization, the treating physician may also administer the appropriate fluoride treatment to the child's teeth.

6. Funds for the administration of this section and for the purchase of vaccines for children of families unable to afford them shall be appropriated to the department of health and senior services from general revenue or from federal funds if available.

7. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2001, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-18, A.L. 1972 H.B. 1255, A.L. 1973 H.B. 342, A.L. 1992 S.B. 611, A.L. 1993 H.B. 522 merged with S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3, A.L. 1996 H.B. 904, et al., A.L. 2001 H.B. 567 merged with S.B. 393)

(Source: L. 1961 p. 349 §§ 1 to 6)

Effective 7-10-01

CROSS REFERENCES:

Consent to immunization may be delegated to other persons, when, 431.058

Day care centers, immunization requirements, exceptions, exemption procedure, reports, 210.003

Mandatory insurance coverage of immunizations, exceptions, 376.1215

HPV informational brochure, contents.

167.182. 1. The department of health and senior services shall develop an informational brochure relating to the connection between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, and that an immunization against the human papillomavirus infection is available. The department shall make the brochure available on its website and shall notify each public school district in this state of the availability of the brochure to be printed and included or referred to in any other printed material to be provided directly to parents as the school district deems appropriate. However, materials made available pursuant to this section may only be distributed to parents directly and not distributed to students as material to be given to parents. Such information in the brochure shall include:

(1) The risk factors for developing cervical cancer, the symptoms of the disease, how it may be diagnosed, and its possible consequences if untreated;

(2) The connection between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, how human papillomavirus is transmitted, how transmission may be prevented, including abstinence as the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, and the relative risk of contracting human papillomavirus for primary and secondary school students;

(3) The latest scientific information on the immunization against human papillomavirus infection and the immunization's effectiveness against causes of cervical cancer;

(4) That a pap smear is still critical for the detection of precancerous changes in the cervix to allow for treatment before cervical cancer develops; and

(5) A statement that any questions or concerns regarding immunizing the child against human papillomavirus could be answered by contacting the family's health care provider.

2. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2010, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2010 H.B. 1375)

Immunization records, disclosure, to whom--disclosure for unauthorizedpurpose, liability.

167.183. 1. Information and records pertaining to the immunization status of persons against childhood diseases as required by section 167.181 and section 210.003 may be disclosed and exchanged without a parent's or guardian's written release authorizing such disclosure, to the following, who need to know such information to assure compliance with state statutes or to achieve age-appropriate immunization status for children:

(1) Employees of public agencies, departments and political subdivisions;

(2) Health records staff of school districts and child care facilities;

(3) Persons other than public employees who are entrusted with the regular care of those under the care and custody of a state agency including, but not limited to, operators of day care facilities, group homes, residential care facilities and adoptive or foster parents;

(4) Health care professionals.

2. If any person, authorized in subsection 1 of this section, discloses such information for any other purpose, it is an unauthorized release of confidential information and the person shall be liable for civil damages.

(L. 1992 S.B. 611)

Effective 7-6-92

Children with contagious diseases not to attend school--penalty.

167.191. It is unlawful for any child to attend any of the public schools of this state while afflicted with any contagious or infectious disease, or while liable to transmit such disease after having been exposed to it. For the purpose of determining the diseased condition, or the liability of transmitting the disease, the teacher or board of directors may require any child to be examined by a physician, and exclude the child from school so long as there is any liability of such disease being transmitted by the pupil. If the parent or guardian refuses to have an examination made by a physician at the request of the teacher or board of directors, the teacher or board of directors may exclude the child from school. Any parent or guardian who persists in sending a child to school, after having been examined as provided by this section, and found to be afflicted with any contagious or infectious disease, or liable to transmit the disease, or refuses to have the child examined as herein provided, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-19)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 163.360)

Vision examination required, when--rulemaking authority--components ofthe examination--sunset provision.

167.194. 1. Beginning July 1, 2008, every child enrolling in kindergarten or first grade in a public elementary school in this state shall receive one comprehensive vision examination performed by a state licensed optometrist or physician. Evidence of the examination shall be submitted to the school no later than January first of the first year in which the student is enrolled at the school, provided that the evidence submitted in no way violates any provisions of Public Law 104-191, 42 U.S.C. 201, et seq, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

2. The state board of education, in conjunction with the department of health and senior services, shall promulgate rules establishing the criteria for meeting the requirements of subsection 1 of this section, which may include, but are not limited to, forms or other proof of such examination, or other rules as are necessary for the enforcement of this section. The form or other proof of such examination shall include but not be limited to identifying the result of the examinations performed under subsection 4 of this section, the cost for the examination, the examiner's qualifications, and method of payment through either:

(1) Insurance;

(2) The state Medicaid program;

(3) Complimentary; or

(4) Other form of payment.

3. The department of elementary and secondary education, in conjunction with the department of health and senior services, shall compile and maintain a list of sources to which children who may need vision examinations or children who have been found to need further examination or vision correction may be referred for treatment on a free or reduced-cost basis. The sources may include individuals, and federal, state, local government, and private programs. The department of elementary and secondary education shall ensure that the superintendent of schools, the principal of each elementary school, the school nurse or other person responsible for school health services, and the parent organization for each district elementary school receives an updated copy of the list each year prior to school opening. Professional and service organizations concerned with vision health may assist in gathering and disseminating the information, at the direction of the department of elementary and secondary education.

4. For purposes of this section, the following comprehensive vision examinations shall include but not be limited to:

(1) Complete case history;

(2) Visual acuity at distance (aided and unaided);

(3) External examination and internal examination (ophthalmoscopic examination);

(4) Subjective refraction to best visual acuity.

5. Findings from the evidence of examination shall be provided to the department of health and senior services and kept by the optometrist or physician for a period of seven years.

6. In the event that a parent or legal guardian of a child subject to this section shall submit to the appropriate school administrator a written request that the child be excused from taking a vision examination as provided in this section, that child shall be so excused.

7. Pursuant to section 23.253 of the Missouri sunset act:

(1) The provisions of the new program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset on June 30, 2012, unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly; and

(2) If such program is reauthorized, the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset eight years after the effective date of the reauthorization of this section; and

(3) This section shall terminate on September first of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the program authorized under this section is sunset.

(L. 2007 S.B. 16)

Sunset date 6-30-12

Termination date 9-01-13

School lunch program--funds--duties of state board.

167.201. 1. The provisions of the National School Lunch Act, as amended, (60 U.S. Stat. at Large 230; 42 U.S.C.A. 1751 to 1760) are accepted, and the funds provided thereby shall be accepted for disbursement.

2. All funds under the provisions of the act shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the fund to be known as the "School Lunch Fund" which is hereby established.

3. The state board of education is designated as the state educational agency, as provided in the act, and is charged with the duty and responsibility of cooperating with the Secretary of Agriculture in the administration of the act and is delegated all power necessary to such cooperation.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-20)

(Source: RSMo 1959 §§ 160.160, 160.170)

Allergy prevention and response policy required, contents--modelpolicy authorized.

167.208. 1. By July 1, 2011, each school district shall adopt a policy on allergy prevention and response, with priority given to addressing potentially deadly food-borne allergies. Such policy shall contain, but shall not be limited to, the following elements:

(1) Distinguishing between building-wide, classroom, and individual approaches to allergy prevention and management;

(2) Providing an age-appropriate response to building-level and classroom-level allergy education and prevention;

(3) Describing the role of both certificated and noncertificated school staff in determining how to manage an allergy problem, whether it is through a plan prepared for a student under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for a student with an allergy that has been determined to be a disability, an individualized health plan for a student who has allergies that are not disabling, or other allergy management plans;

(4) Describing the role of other students and parents in cooperating to prevent and mitigate allergies;

(5) Addressing confidentiality issues involved with sharing medical information, including specifying when parental permission is required to make medical information available; and

(6) Coordinating with the school health advisory council, local health authorities, and other appropriate entities to ensure efficient promulgation of accurate information and to ensure that existing school safety and environmental policies do not conflict.

Such policies may contain information from or links to school allergy prevention information furnished by the food allergy and anaphylaxis network or equivalent organization with a medical advisory board that has allergy specialists.

2. The department of elementary and secondary education shall, in cooperation with any appropriate professional association, develop a model policy or policies by July 1, 2010.

(L. 2009 H.B. 922)

School boards may provide for sale of lunches to children.

167.211. Any school board may install in the school buildings under its care the necessary apparatus and appliances, and purchase the necessary food to enable it to provide and sell lunches to children attending the schools. Lunches shall not be sold for a less price than the cost of the food, exclusive of the cost of the necessary apparatus and appliances and exclusive of costs necessary and incidental to the purchase of the food and the preparing and serving of the lunches; except that in cities which have five hundred thousand inhabitants or more, any surplus fund derived from the sale of lunches may, in the discretion of the board of education of the city, be used to furnish lunches at less than cost to the public school pupils of compulsory school age who would otherwise be unable, by reason of insufficient nutrition, to attend school and to pursue the courses of study prescribed.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-21)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.103)

Lunch programs in urban districts--managers and assistants,designation, duties--deposit and withdrawal of funds.

167.221. 1. The board of directors of any urban school district which has established facilities for supplying lunches to children attending any of the schools in the district in accordance with the provisions of section 167.211, may designate the secretary of the district or some other person as manager for any or all of the facilities in the schools and, by rule, prescribe his duties. The board may also designate and appoint submanagers, cashiers and other employees to staff the facilities and, by rule, prescribe their duties or the board may delegate to the manager the authority to employ the labor and assistance required to conduct the facilities; except that all persons who handle or are responsible for any moneys in connection with the operation of the facilities, or who have authority to sign or countersign any checks upon any of the funds or accounts shall be appointed by the board and shall be required to give bond to the district in the amount, and with such sureties as the board designates, conditioned to faithfully account for all funds coming into their possession, and for the faithful performance of their duties. The manager of the facilities shall keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts, expenditures and disbursements by the facilities under his direction and control, and shall on or before October first of each year deliver to the board a complete report in writing showing the operations of the facilities under his direction and control, and the receipts and disbursements on account thereof for the preceding fiscal year.

2. The board may authorize the deposit of funds received from the operations of the facilities in the banks or depositaries and in the amounts that the board determines, and may designate the persons by whom and the purposes for which checks may be drawn thereon. All deposits shall be secured in the manner provided in section 165.241. If the board designates depositaries for the receipts from the operation of the facilities, the treasurer of the school district shall not be required to take into his custody or control any funds so received and so deposited, and neither he nor his sureties shall be responsible for the funds not coming into his custody and control.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-22)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.550)

High school may offer postsecondary course options--fees.

167.223. 1. Public high schools may, in cooperation with Missouri public two-year colleges and public or private four-year colleges and universities, offer postsecondary course options to high school students. A postsecondary course option allows eligible students to attend vocational or academic classes on a college or university campus and receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of the course.

2. For purposes of state aid, the pupil's resident district shall continue to count the pupil in the average daily attendance of such resident district for any time the student is attending a postsecondary course.

3. Any pupil enrolled in a two-year college under a postsecondary course option shall be considered a resident student for the purposes of calculating state aid to the two-year college.

4. Two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities may charge reasonable fees for pupils enrolled in courses under a postsecondary course option. Such fees may be paid by the district of residence or by the pupil, as determined by the agreement between the district of residence and the college or university.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 37, A.L. 1998 S.B. 553, A.L. 2016 S.B. 997)

Definitions--instruction in Braille for visually impairedstudents--teacher certification.

167.225. 1. As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Blind persons", individuals who:

(a) Have a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with conventional correction, or have a limited field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angular distance not greater than twenty degrees; or

(b) Have a reasonable expectation of visual deterioration; or

(c) Cannot read printed material at a competitive rate of speed and with facility due to lack of visual acuity;

(2) "Braille", the system of reading and writing through touch commonly known as standard English braille;

(3) "Student", any student who is blind or any student eligible for special education services for visually impaired as defined in P.L. 94-142.

2. All students may receive instruction in braille reading and writing as part of their individualized education plan. No student shall be denied the opportunity of instruction in braille reading and writing solely because the student has some remaining vision.

3. Instruction in braille reading and writing shall be sufficient to enable each student to communicate effectively and efficiently at a level commensurate with his sighted peers of comparable grade level and intellectual functioning. The student's individualized education plan shall specify:

(1) How braille will be implemented as the primary mode for learning through integration with normal classroom activities. If braille will not be provided to a child who is blind, the reason for not incorporating it in the individualized education plan shall be documented therein;

(2) The date on which braille instruction will commence;

(3) The level of competency in braille reading and writing to be achieved by the end of the period covered by the individualized education plan; and

(4) The duration of each session.

4. As part of the certification process, teachers certified in the education of blind and visually impaired children shall be required to demonstrate competence in reading and writing braille. The department of elementary and secondary education shall adopt assessment procedures to assess such competencies which are consistent with standards adopted by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 11)

Summer school programs--attendance outside of district--funding,cooperation among districts.

167.227. 1. A pupil may attend a summer school program in a public school district other than his district of residence if accepted by the district offering the program. Such summer programs may be advanced, academic or remedial programs but shall not include those programs funded wholly by federal moneys. No pupil shall attend summer school classes in more than one district during any one summer.

2. For purposes of funding summer school programs, each district shall either consider all nonresident students residents for purposes of receiving state aid or consider all nonresident students nonresidents for purposes of collecting tuition. Any pupil attending a summer school program in a public school district other than his district of residence shall for purposes of state aid for the summer term be considered a resident of the district in which he is attending.

3. Any public school district may cooperate with other public school districts to make optimum use of faculty and resources in providing summer school options for pupils in all districts. Nothing in this section shall prohibit schools from establishing contractual services for certain summer school students.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 38)

Effective 7-10-90

Transportation of pupils by districts, except metropolitan--mileagelimits for state aid--extra transportation, districtexpense--election, ballot form.

167.231. 1. Within all school districts except metropolitan districts the board of education shall provide transportation to and from school for all pupils living more than three and one-half miles from school and may provide transportation for all pupils. State aid for transportation shall be paid as provided in section 163.161 only on the basis of the cost of pupil transportation for those pupils living one mile or more from school, including transportation provided to and from publicly operated university laboratory schools. The board of education may provide transportation for pupils living less than one mile from school at the expense of the district and may prescribe reasonable rules and regulations as to eligibility of pupils for transportation, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no such district shall be subject to an administrative penalty when the district demonstrates pursuant to rule established by the state board of education that such students are required to cross a state highway or county arterial in the absence of sidewalks, traffic signals, or a crossing guard and that no existing bus stop location has been changed to permit a district to evade such penalty. If no increase in the tax levy of the school district is required to provide transportation for pupils living less than one mile from the school, the board may transport said pupils. If an increase in the tax levy of the school district is required to provide transportation for pupils living less than one mile from school, the board shall submit the question at a public election. If a two-thirds majority of the voters voting on the question at the election are in favor of providing the transportation, the board shall arrange and provide therefor.

2. The proposal and the ballots may be in substantially the following form:

Shall the board of education of the ........ school district provide transportation at the expense of the district for pupils living less than one mile from school and be authorized to levy an additional tax of ........ cents on the one hundred dollars assessed valuation to provide funds to pay for such transportation service?

[ ] YES [ ] NO

(If you are in favor of the proposition (or question), place an X in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the proposition (or question), place an X in the box opposite "NO".)

3. The board of education of any school district may provide transportation to and from school for any public school pupil not otherwise eligible for transportation under the provisions of state law, and may prescribe reasonable rules and regulations as to eligibility for transportation, if the parents or guardian of the pupil agree in writing to pay the actual cost of transporting the pupil. The minimum charge would be the actual cost of transporting the pupil for ninety school days, which actual cost is to be determined by the average per-pupil cost of transporting children in the school district during the preceding school year. The full actual cost shall be paid by the parent or guardian of the pupil and shall not be paid out of any state school aid funds or out of any other revenues of the school district. The cost of transportation may be paid in installments, and the board of education shall establish the cost of the transportation and the time or times and method of payment.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-23, A.L. 1965 p. 288, A.L. 1973 H.B. 158, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1978 H.B. 969, H.B. 971, A.L. 1979 H.B. 300, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1142, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1180)

(Source: RSMo 1959 §§ 165.140, 165.373, 165.700)

Tax for extra transportation may be rescinded, procedure.

167.232. 1. The board of education of any seven-director school district where the voters of the district have approved the transportation of pupils living less than one mile from the school and the levying of an additional tax to pay for such transportation as provided in section 167.231 may, when it determines such action advisable, present a proposition to the qualified voters of the district rescinding the tax levy and the requirement that transportation be provided for all pupils living less than one mile from school. Such a proposition shall not be presented to the voters until after such transportation services have been provided for three full school terms and then only at the annual election. Approval of the rescission by a majority of the voters would be effective on July first next following the election. After that date the district shall provide only such transportation as is authorized under subsection 1 of section 167.231. Upon December thirty-first of the year in which the rescission is effective, the district's tax levy shall be reduced by an amount equal to the increase approved by the voters under subsection 2 of section 167.231.

2. The ballot form for such an election shall be in substantially the following form:

Shall the board of education of the ........ school district be required to provide transportation only for those pupils living three and one-half miles or more from school with the option of providing transportation for those living a mile or more from school?

[ ] YES [ ] NO

(If you are in favor of the proposition (or question), place an X in the box opposite "YES". If you are opposed to the proposition (or question), place an X in the box opposite "NO".)

(L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1978 H.B. 969)

Transportation of pupils to another district.

167.241. Transportation for pupils whose tuition the district of residence is required to pay by section 167.131 or who are assigned as provided in section 167.121 shall be provided by the district of residence; however, in the case of pupils covered by section 167.131, the district of residence shall be required to provide transportation only to approved charter schools as defined in section 167.131, school districts accredited by the state board of education pursuant to the authority of the state board of education to classify schools as established in section 161.092, and those school districts designated by the board of education of the district of residence.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-24 and p. 335 § 165.143, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1979 S.B. 318, A.L. 1993 S.B. 380, A.L. 2016 S.B. 638)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.143)

CROSS REFERENCE:

Transportation by common carrier for students of schools for the blind and deaf, 162.756

Board to prescribe rules and regulations--driver to give bond--fundcharged with transportation expenses.

167.251. When transportation is provided by a district pursuant to law, the school board shall make all needful rules and regulations for the transportation of pupils and shall require from every person employed for that purpose, a reasonable bond conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties as prescribed by the board. Expenses of transportation shall be paid out of the incidental fund of the district.

(L. 1963 p. 200 § 8-25)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.140)

Program for developmentally delayed, ages three and four--program forchildren from at-risk families.

167.260. 1. Any local school district offering to all pupils who are eligible by age pursuant to section 163.017 a full day of kindergarten within the school calendar as prepared pursuant to section 171.031 shall be eligible for state aid for a program for developmentally delayed children ages three and four as defined in section 178.691 and for children from at-risk families as defined in section 167.273. State aid shall be provided for no more than a half-day program within the district's school calendar. At a minimum such eligible child shall reach the age of three before the first day of October prior to the start of the school year. Such program shall emphasize social skills, physical development and preparation for kindergarten.

2. The state board of education shall approve such programs and distribute state aid.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 2)

Teacher assistants, grades kindergarten through three--programestablished--eligibility--application for assistance--rules,promulgation, procedure.

167.263. 1. A program to provide teacher assistants in regular classrooms in grades kindergarten through three is established. For the purposes of this section a "teacher assistant" is defined as a qualified person employed by a school district to assist a certificated teacher in classroom instruction and management. No teacher assistant shall be counted as a teacher for the purposes of establishing ratios of teachers to pupils in a classroom, school or school district. Any public elementary school containing such grades which meets the criteria pursuant to this section shall be eligible for a state financial supplement to employ teacher assistants. Eligibility criteria are that the school shall have a breakfast program, the school shall serve at least forty percent of its lunches to pupils who are eligible for free or reduced price meals according to federal guidelines, and the school shall have a reading intervention plan pursuant to section 167.268.

2. A school district which contains such eligible schools may apply to the department of elementary and secondary education for a state financial supplement to employ teacher assistants in those schools named in the application and in no other schools of the district. The state full-time equivalent financial supplement shall be three thousand dollars per teacher assistant. No more than one assistant per classroom shall be supplemented by the state pursuant to this section. Teacher assistants thus employed pursuant to this section shall assist teachers in grades kindergarten through three and in no other grades. School districts shall not apply for or assign teacher assistants employed pursuant to this section in classrooms designated as special education or compensatory education classrooms.

3. The state board of education shall promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this section. Such rules shall include identifying minimum qualifications for teacher assistants which may include teacher education students, determining the minimum number of pupils per classroom to be eligible for a teacher assistant, establishing application procedures for school districts, and determining a method of awarding state financial supplements in the event that the number of applications exceeds the amounts appropriated therefor. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 3, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3)

School counselors, grades kindergarten throughnine--eligibility--application.

167.265. 1. A program to provide school counselors in grades kindergarten through nine is established. Any public elementary school, middle school, junior high school, or combination of such schools, containing such grades which meet the criteria pursuant to this section shall be eligible for a state financial supplement to employ a school counselor. Eligibility criteria are: the school shall have a minimum enrollment of one hundred twenty-five pupils per school site, shall have a breakfast program, and shall serve at least forty percent of its lunches to pupils who are eligible for free or reduced price meals according to federal guidelines.

2. A school district which contains such eligible schools may apply to the department of elementary and secondary education for a state financial supplement to employ a school counselor in those schools named in the application and in no other schools of the district. The state financial supplement shall not exceed ten thousand dollars per school counselor. No more than one school counselor per school shall be supplemented by the state pursuant to this section, except that a district may apply for an additional school counselor if the enrollment at the school equals four hundred or more pupils. School counselors thus employed pursuant to this section shall at a minimum engage in direct counseling activities with the pupils of the school during a portion of the school day which represents that portion of the school counselor's salary which is supplemented by the state pursuant to this section.

3. The state board of education shall promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this section. Such rules shall include identifying any qualifications for school counselors which may be in addition to those promulgated pursuant to section 168.021, establishing application procedures for school districts, determining a method of awarding state financial supplements in the event that the number of applications exceeds the amounts appropriated therefor, and establishing an amount of state financial supplement per school counselor based upon the salary schedule of the district.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 4, A.L. 2016 H.B. 2428)

Policy for reading intervention plans, grades kindergarten throughthree--contents--state board to develop guidelines--individualreading intervention plan to be developed.

167.268. 1. Each local school district shall have on file a policy for reading intervention plans for any pupils of the district in grades kindergarten through three pursuant to the provisions of this section. Such plans shall identify strategies to be followed by the district teachers to raise a pupil identified as reading below grade level by recognized methods to reading at grade level by the end of the third grade. Recognized methods of identification may include but need not be limited to the scores of the pupil obtained through any established standardized testing program currently administered by the district, observations of classroom teachers, and documented classroom performance.

2. The state board of education shall develop guidelines to assist districts in formulating policies for reading intervention plans. Such guidelines may include, but are not limited to, timelines for measuring pupil improvement in reading, information on screening for and treatment of auditory dyslexia, and information on the Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test and the Auditory Discrimination in Depth Program. Such guidelines may also identify performance levels for pupils identified as handicapped or severely handicapped and conditions under which such pupils are exempt from the provisions of this section.

3. Each local school district enrolling a pupil identified as reading below grade level shall develop an individual plan of reading intervention for such pupil. The individual pupil's plan may include individual or group reading development activities. The plan may be developed after consultation with the pupil's parent or legal guardian.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 5)

Specialized courses of instruction--pupils at risk of droppingout--pregnant teens and teen mothers.

167.270. 1. Local school districts are encouraged to offer additional specialized programs for any pupil who has a high risk of becoming a high school dropout. Additional financial assistance from state aid provided by section 167.260 shall be provided to those school districts which offer such courses. For any programs established pursuant to this section, such additional state aid shall be distributed according to rules and regulations developed by the state board of education.

2. The rate of reimbursement to local school districts for specialized courses of instruction designed to keep high school pupils from dropping out of school shall be determined on the basis of eight thousand eighty-three dollars for each full-time teacher who teaches such a course which is approved by the state department of elementary and secondary education.

3. A local school district shall be eligible for additional state aid, subject to appropriation therefor, for a program of alternative education programs for pregnant teens and teen mothers who are enrolled as pupils in the district. Such programs may include specialized courses of instruction established pursuant to subsection 1 of this section and such supplemental services as the district may establish within guidelines set by the state board of education to enable teen mothers to complete high school. For these supplemental services a district may accept funds from federal, local and private sources as may be available. Two or more districts may form a consortium to offer these supplemental services. A district which is not a member of a consortium and which does not offer these services may contract with a district which does. Such a district offering such services may waive all or a portion of the tuition for such a pupil.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 6)

Program of parent education--pregnant teens, teen parents--at-riskfamilies, characteristics--potential dropouts, characteristics.

167.273. A local school district shall be eligible for additional state aid, subject to appropriations, for a program of parent education pursuant to sections 178.691 to 178.699 which is established in one or more high schools of the district to serve pregnant teens and teen parents enrolled as pupils in the district, and for a program of parent education which is designed to assist at-risk families who exhibit the characteristics which produce at-risk children. The term "at-risk" is used to describe those families who exhibit the characteristics which may produce children likely to drop out of school, which characteristics may include, but need not be limited to, single parent households, chemical dependencies, unemployment, low educational attainment of the parent or parents, numerous family relocations, referral to mental health or social service agencies, and involvement with the corrections system of this state; and to describe those children who exhibit the characteristics of potential school dropouts, which characteristics may include, but need not be limited to, high absentee rate, high truancy rate, low academic achievement, referrals to mental health or social services agencies, recurring discipline problems, and involvement with the juvenile justice system of this state.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 7)

Dropouts to be reported to state literacy hot line--availability ofinformation on website.

167.275. 1. Effective January 1, 1991, all public and nonpublic secondary schools shall report to the state literacy hotline office in Jefferson City the name, mailing address and telephone number of all students sixteen years of age or older who drop out of school for any reason other than to attend another school, college or university, or enlist in the armed services. Such reports shall be made either by using the telephone hotline number or on forms developed by the department of elementary and secondary education. Upon such notification, the state literacy hotline office shall contact the student who has been reported and refer that student to the nearest location that provides adult basic education instruction leading to the completion of a general educational development certificate.

2. All records and reports from or based upon the reports required by this section shall be made available by free electronic record on the department's website or otherwise on the first business day of each month. The names of the students who drop out and any other information which might identify such students shall not be included in the records and reports made available by free electronic media.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 8, A.L. 2009 S.B. 291)

Chief school officers to provide information on postsecondaryfinancial assistance.

167.278. The superintendent of schools or other chief school officer of each local public school district and the chief school officer of any nonpublic school shall make available to pupils and their parents information about the various types of financial assistance available to pursue a postsecondary education at a degree-granting institution. The commissioner of higher education shall assist such efforts by making available to schools and pupils information relating to such programs and assistance. In addition, the commissioner in cooperation with the state board of education shall provide such other information as is appropriate to encourage pupils to complete high school and to assist pupils in preparing to enter a postsecondary degree program.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 9)

Support services for students at high risk--application,elements--priority applications, elements--use offunds--allowable costs.

167.280. 1. Within the amounts appropriated therefor, the state board of education shall award funds for the purpose of providing support services to pupils enrolled in public and nonpublic schools who are identified as having a high risk of dropping out of school. Such awards shall be made on a competitive basis to public institutions of higher education or consortia of public institutions in cooperation with school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations. In areas of the state where public institutions of higher education are unable to provide appropriate services to high school pupils, the state board may award funds to not-for-profit community-based organizations in cooperation with school districts.

2. All applications for funds shall include the following program elements:

(1) A program for identifying pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school as measured by academic performance, attendance, discipline problems, and other factors affecting school performance including, but not limited to, teenage pregnancy or parenting, residence in a homeless shelter or other temporary living arrangement, substance abuse, child abuse or neglect, or limited English proficiency;

(2) A program for encouraging the use of volunteers and promoting parent involvement as counselors in programs;

(3) A program to provide for continuity of services throughout a pupil's progression through secondary school.

3. In awarding such funds, the state board shall give priority to applications that:

(1) Provide services to pupils identified according to criteria established by the state board of education as in need of assistance;

(2) Replicate model programs of proven effectiveness which the state board of education has identified and has made available to applicants;

(3) Demonstrate a high level of institutional commitment to programs in fields of counseling, including education, social work, psychology and sociology, and the extent to which such institutions shall involve faculty members and graduate or professional students from such degree programs;

(4) Demonstrate a high level of commitment to provide services and ensure continuity of services until such pupils graduate from high school or receive a high school equivalency diploma.

4. In awarding funds the state board of education may consider any matching funds that the public institutions of higher education, the not-for-profit community-based organizations, and the school districts may contribute, which may include gifts or bequests from private sources, federal financial aid, or local revenues generated for this purpose.

5. Services for nonpublic school pupils shall be provided at sites other than sectarian nonpublic schools.

6. Funds available under this section shall be used for compensatory and support services to pupils who are identified by the schools as being at risk of dropping out of school. Such services to be provided under this section may include skills assessment, tutoring, academic and personal counseling, family counseling and home visits, and staff development activities for personnel with direct responsibility for such pupils.

7. Allowable costs under this program may include, but need not be limited to, salaries of personnel including graduate student stipends, transportation costs for pupils and program personnel, instructional materials, reimbursement to school districts for release time granted to employees while participating in the planning and development activities funded pursuant to this section, training of program personnel, and costs related directly to administration of the program.

8. The state board of education shall promulgate all rules and regulations for the implementation of this section.

(L. 1990 S.B. 740 § 10)

Alternative education grants--qualifications--joint applications.

167.335. 1. The state board of education shall establish a program to award grants to school districts that apply for assistance in providing alternative educational opportunities for students whose demonstrated disruptive behavior indicates that they cannot be adequately served in the traditional classroom setting. The board shall solicit applications from school districts and shall make grants from funds appropriated for that purpose in such amounts and on such terms as it determines best encourages the development of alternative education programs throughout the state. The board shall give preference to applications that demonstrate a need for alternative education services and stress:

(1) A comprehensive, kindergarten through grade twelve approach to preventing problems that result in the need for alternative education services;

(2) Rigorous instruction in core academic disciplines;

(3) Activities designed to enable the student to better perform in the regular classroom and to transition students back to the regular classroom when merited by their performance;

(4) A student-centered approach whereby activities are designed to meet the particular needs of individual students; and

(5) Collaboration with existing community-based service providers, such as cooperative education programs, school to work programs, parents-as-teachers programs, programs developed by the department of economic development and programs developed by local service delivery agencies, and other governmental and private agencies to address student needs beyond those traditionally addressed by schools.

2. School districts may submit joint applications and are encouraged to pursue regional approaches to alternative education where warranted. Area vocational learning centers shall be eligible to submit applications and are encouraged to pursue grants to expand and enhance existing alternative education programs established pursuant to sections 167.320 to 167.332, provided that any additional activities are compatible with subdivisions (1) to (5) of subsection 1 of this section. The state board of education shall adopt rules necessary to implement the grant program established pursuant to this section, provided that no rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 6)

Read to be ready program--certain students to increase average dailyattendance--reading improvement instruction.

167.340. 1. The provisions of sections 167.340 to 167.346 shall be known and may be cited as the "Read to be Ready Program".

2. Beginning July 1, 2000, if a school district provides reading improvement instruction for students in kindergarten through third grade who do not meet the district's objectives for reading as demonstrated by performance on the district's chosen methods of reading assessment, such students who receive reading improvement instruction pursuant to this subsection may be counted for additional average daily attendance for state school aid during their reading improvement instruction time if such time falls outside normal school hours.

3. Reading improvement instruction may take the form of summer school, provided that the summer school instruction addresses the reading deficiency, additional hours of instruction or such other methods as the district may select including, but not limited to, smaller class sizes, additional resources including computers, reading specialists, teacher and administrator training, tutoring, phonics instruction and use of parents and volunteers.

(L. 1999 H.B. 889 § 1)

Reading assessment costs, competitive matching grantprogram--application--requirements--reimbursement of district'sfunds, when--allocation of grants.

167.343. 1. Beginning July 1, 2000, the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide a four-year competitive matching grant program at the district and building level to defray the cost of reading assessment, teacher and administrator training in the use of reading assessment and in early grade reading intervention strategies, provided that such intervention strategies give the classroom teacher options for selecting the method most appropriate for an individual student's needs. Grants may also be used to expand existing reading instruction improvement programs. Grants may also be used for explicit phonics instruction, in any district, consistent with the requirements for the pilot program established pursuant to section 168.430.

2. In its grant application the school district shall describe its current program, at the building level if applicable, of reading assessment and instruction, show a need for improved assessment and instructional methods, and explain which assessment and reading instruction improvement program or programs it will implement under the grant and how it proposes to judge student progress. Additional priority shall be given to programs that include a parental involvement component.

3. The grantee pursuant to this section shall show improvement of students in the reading instruction improvement program after the second year of the grant to receive funds for years three and four. As part of the mid-grant progress report, the grantee shall report the progress of students who are receiving reading improvement instruction as a result of their performance on the third-grade communication arts assessment. The grantee shall also report its third grade communication arts assessment results in the two-year period before the grant and its results during the first two years of the grant. Performance on the third grade communication arts assessment may be a factor in the granting or denial of funds for years three and four, but primary emphasis shall be given to the plan of reading improvement and the measurements selected by the grantee.

4. Upon the conclusion of the grant, the department of elementary and secondary education may, upon demonstration of significant levels of improvement, from funds appropriated for that purpose, reimburse the district for its match, with such funds to be returned to the district's operating funds. The department shall develop rules to determine significant progress, allowing for flexibility in application to varying grant projects but supplying rigorous standards so that significant is understood to mean measurable and meaningful in the context of the individual grant project.

5. Grants are renewable for an additional four-year term, based in part upon the results of the first grant. Any reimbursement of a district's match shall be a one-time payment.

6. Nothing in this act* shall be construed to prohibit the inclusion of vision- or hearing-impaired students in reading improvement instruction grant programs appropriate for them. Nothing in this act* shall be construed to prevent the consideration of a grant application that focuses on improving reading for vision- or hearing-impaired students.

7. Grants shall be distributed in equal amounts within geographic areas established proportionately based upon student population; provided that funds may be reallocated by the department if an area has insufficient applications or insufficient eligible applications to obligate all funds for the area.

(L. 1999 H.B. 889 § 2)

*"This act" (H.B. 889, 1999) contained numerous sections. Consult Disposition of Sections table for a definitive listing.

List of recommended reading assessments--state board'sduties--department's duties--rules.

167.346. 1. The state board of education shall develop a list of recommended reading assessments for kindergarten through grade three pupils by July 1, 2000. Such assessments shall have a demonstrated effectiveness based on research. The list shall incorporate a variety of methods and may also include reading improvement programs. The list shall serve as a guideline for districts choosing reading improvement assessment and instructional methods pursuant to the grant program established in section 167.343. Districts are not required to use a reading assessment from the list developed pursuant to this section. The department shall review the results of the grants and determine which reading instruction programs have been particularly effective and use this information to update its initial list.

2. The state board of education shall develop guidelines to apply reading assessment results to instructional programs and the training of teachers and administrators in assisting pupils identified as reading below grade level.

3. The department of elementary and secondary education shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of sections 167.340 to 167.346.

4. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 1999, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 1999 H.B. 889 § 3)

Charter schools, establishment.

167.349. In any school district to which any provisions of sections 167.340 to 167.346 apply and in which district charter schools may be established pursuant to section 160.400, any state college or university which provides educational programs to any part of such district and any campus of the state university located in a county of the third classification may sponsor one or more charter schools pursuant to section 160.400 and, in addition to the purposes for which charter schools may be established pursuant to sections 160.400 to 160.420, such charter schools may be established to emphasize remediation of reading deficiencies.

(L. 1999 H.B. 889 § 7, A.L. 2005 S.B. 287)

Effective 7-01-06

Definitions--nonseverability.

167.600. 1. As used in sections 167.600 to 167.621, the following terms mean:

(1) "Family practitioner", a primary care provider, including a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or primary care physician sponsor as defined in subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 208.166, or a primary care contracted health provider plan, approved by the parent, guardian or legal custodian of a school age child pursuant to section 167.611;

(2) "Most accessible care", that care or services which reach the most children where they normally are during school hours or where children are most likely to participate with the least obstacles to participation and may include, but shall not be limited to, private, public or parochial schools, learning centers, preschools, child care facilities, common community gathering places, licensed health care facilities, physicians' offices and community centers and may also include the use of traveling medical professionals;

(3) "School age children", all children under the age of nineteen without regard to whether they are currently enrolled in any school and without regard to what public, private, parochial or home school they may attend;

(4) "School children health services", services, including immunization, screening for physical or mental disease, disability or injury, treatment of pathological disease or injury, emergency medical treatment or first aid, or administration of drugs or treatment as ordered by the child's family practitioner, provided that the term shall only include the enumerated services and services directly related to the services enumerated herein;

(5) "Service area", the public school district, if the school district elects to be a Medicaid provider, or an area determined by the department of social services at the time a public school within a school district elects to be a Medicaid provider.

2. Sections 167.600 to 167.621 shall not be severable from each other.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 1)

Grants to assist public schools health services,preference--rules--Medicaid payment incentives.

167.603. Subject to appropriation, the directors of the departments of health and senior services and social services, in consultation with the commissioner of education of the department of elementary and secondary education, may provide grants from the health initiatives fund to assist public schools, public school districts, or local public health departments in expanding school children health services for all school age children. Preference in grants shall be given based on the greater need for school children health services and the least ability to fund such services. The directors shall jointly promulgate rules and regulations governing the grants pursuant to section 192.013 and section 660.017. The director of social services may also provide Medicaid payment incentives.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 2)

Plan to encourage public schools and school districts to be Medicaidproviders--services which may be provided, scope of services--whomay provide services--employment of personnel.

167.606. 1. The departments of social services and elementary and secondary education shall develop a plan to encourage public schools and school districts to be Medicaid providers and to provide the most accessible care to school age children. A public school district, or a public school within any district, may elect to function as and be compensated for acting as a provider of Medicaid services. Pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations, a public school or school district shall, upon such election, provide such Medicaid services to all Medicaid-eligible school age children located in the service area of the school or district electing to be a Medicaid provider. The public school or school district may elect to provide services under subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection or to provide services under both subdivisions (1) and (2). Based upon its election, the public school or school district shall provide the following Medicaid services:

(1) Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) services of the Medicaid program as provided in subdivision (9) of subsection 1 of section 208.152, subject to the provisions of section 167.611;

(2) Primary and preventive health care services to school age children who are eligible for Medicaid services under section 208.151, subject to the provisions of section 167.611.

2. The department of social services and the public school or school district shall, by written agreement, determine the scope of EPSDT or primary and preventive health services to be provided by the public school or school district. The scope of services offered shall be designed to encourage the public school or school district to participate as a Medicaid provider.

3. EPSDT services in subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section may be provided by school district personnel.

4. Primary health care services may be provided by:

(1) Federally qualified health centers;

(2) City, county or city and county health departments;

(3) Federally certified rural health clinics; or

(4) Physicians, hospitals, or other licensed providers in the community in which the school is located.

Such services shall be by contract with a participating school district. A school district shall include provisions for the maintenance of medical records and other administrative tasks as are required by the department of social services in contracts executed under the provisions of this subsection.

5. If a school district is unable to contract for primary health care services pursuant to subdivisions (1) to (4) of subsection 4 of this section, then it may employ the appropriate employees and medical professionals as required by the Medicaid program to provide Medicaid services. Screening, diagnosis, and treatments performed by school district employees pursuant to the provisions of this act* shall be performed under standing orders and protocols of a physician whose service area encompasses all of or part of the city or county in which the school is located.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 3)

*"This act" (H.B. 564, 1993) contained numerous sections. Consult Disposition of Sections table for a definitive listing.

Underwriting of costs, determination of amount,assessment--disbursement transfer to health initiatives fund,arrangement--method of disbursement of funds--procedure.

167.609. 1. The director of the department of social services shall at least annually determine the amount of money each public school district which elects to participate as a Medicaid provider shall contribute to underwrite the costs associated with the services provided for in section 167.606. Each public school district shall be provided the assessment for each school year by the director of the department of social services. Notice of each district's assessment shall also be provided to the commissioner of the office of administration.

2. (1) The office of administration, the department of social services and the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop procedures whereby public schools or school districts may arrange to have a portion of the disbursement which they are to receive pursuant to section 163.031 transferred to the health initiatives fund established in section 191.831 for the purpose of earning federal funds pursuant to the intergovernmental transfer provisions of the federal Medicaid law, 42 U.S.C. 1396, et seq. The office of administration, the department of social services and the department of elementary and secondary education shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this subsection.

(2) Public schools or school districts participating in this transfer arrangement shall receive the original transferred amount plus federal funds. The original transferred amount plus federal funds shall not be less than two hundred percent of the original transferred amount. The department of social services shall determine such percentage by a formula established by rule and regulation.

(3) The original amount transferred on behalf of the school or school district to the health initiatives fund shall be disbursed pursuant to section 163.031 to the participating school or school district and shall be deposited by such school or district in the same manner as are all other moneys disbursed pursuant to section 163.031. The federal funds shall be disbursed to the school or school district directly, shall not be subject to section 163.031, and shall be used for school health purposes or programs used to generate Medicaid funds.

(4) The procedures developed pursuant to this section shall assure that:

(a) Public schools or school districts shall not receive less money than they would have otherwise received; and

(b) Nonparticipating public schools or school districts shall not receive their money at a later time than they would have otherwise received their money; and

(c) Participating public schools or school districts shall not receive their money at a later time than they would have otherwise received their money, except with their express written consent.

3. If a public school or school district which elects to be a Medicaid provider and to contribute to the costs associated with providing EPSDT services and enhanced primary and preventive care to Medicaid eligible children in the service area has a disproportionate number of eligible resident children not included in the calculation of state funding under section 163.081, then the department of social services shall work with that public school or school district to ensure the most accessible care for school age children and the department of social services shall commit general revenue funds necessary to ensure access to EPSDT services and primary and preventive health services for all eligible resident children. The department may also make arrangements with health care service providers listed in subsection 4 of section 167.606 to assist in providing such services in the service area.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 4)

Advisory committee may be established, members, duties andpowers--consent form, checklist, prerequisite--identification offamily practitioner--distribution of contraceptive devices anddrugs prohibited.

167.611. 1. A public school or school district may establish an advisory committee to review and advise on the services to be offered. Advisory committees shall be composed of an appropriate mix of parents, teachers, health professionals, administrators and students. The advisory committee shall monitor the delivery of services under sections 167.600 to 167.621 and may advise the public school or school district regarding any changes or improvements in the delivery of services which they believe should be adopted. Any public school or school district which has existing committees of similar composition may use those committees for the purposes established herein in lieu of establishing another advisory committee.

2. Before providing any services under sections 167.600 to 167.621, the school, school district, or contractor shall provide each parent or guardian with a consent form and checklist of services to be provided and shall request each parent and guardian to specify those services which may not be provided to his or her child. No services shall be provided which the parent or guardian has specifically indicated may not be provided. If the public school or school district elects to include referral for contraceptive devices and contraceptive drugs in the services to be provided to children, then the check list shall include a specific item stating that health services may include referral to the family practitioner for contraceptive devices and contraceptive drugs. No referral for contraceptive devices or contraceptive drugs shall be made unless the parent, guardian or legal custodian affirmatively selects such services. No service shall be provided nor referral made for services which are not included in either section 208.152 or subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 167.600.

3. School personnel shall make a reasonable effort to identify the family practitioner for each school age child six years or older by asking the parent, guardian or legal custodian of the child. The school may also at this time ask the parent, guardian or legal custodian to identify the family practitioner for children under age six. The fact that a family practitioner has a contractual relationship with the public school or school district shall not prohibit the family practitioner from being selected by the parent, guardian, or legal custodian to be the designated family practitioner for his child. If the family does not identify a family practitioner, the school may not recommend a specific practitioner or practitioners and shall provide the parent, guardian or legal custodian a randomly selected list of no fewer than twenty-five or a list of all family practitioners who practice in the service area. The parent, guardian or legal custodian may change the selection of the family practitioner at any time by notice to the school. The school shall also provide the parent, guardian or legal custodian the opportunity to provide relevant medical history on the child. At the beginning of each school year, the school shall make a reasonable effort to update the information on the family practitioner.

4. Contraceptive devices or contraceptive drugs shall not be provided by school personnel or their agents. When a child seeks contraceptive devices or contraceptive drugs, the child shall be referred to the previously designated family practitioner.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 5)

Discontinuance of participation.

167.614. Participating schools and school districts may discontinue their participation as Medicaid providers at the direction of the local school district board of education.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 6)

Continuation of services previously provided.

167.617. Nothing in sections 167.600 to 167.621 shall prohibit schools or school districts from continuing health or medical services which were provided by such schools or school districts prior to August 28, 1993.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 7)

Most accessible care to be provided--discrimination prohibited.

167.619. When a school or school district enrolls as a Medicaid provider pursuant to section 167.606 or receives a grant under section 167.603, the department of social services shall assure that the grants or funds are used to provide the most accessible care to school age children. No resident child shall be denied or discriminated against in school children health services or Medicaid services offered by a school district or a local health department under sections 167.600 to 167.621 on the grounds that the child regularly attends or does not attend a public, private, parochial, parish or home school.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 8)

Authorization of parent or guardian, prerequisite--administration ofmedicine, first aid, immunity.

167.621. 1. Persons providing health services under sections 167.600 to 167.621 shall obtain authorization from a parent or guardian of the child before providing services as provided by section 431.061.

2. No employee of any school district may be required to administer medication or medical services for which the employee is not qualified according to standard medical practices. No unqualified employee who refuses to administer medication or medical services shall be subject to any disciplinary action for such refusal. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent any employee from providing routine first aid, provided that any employee shall be held harmless and immune from any liability if such employee is following a proper procedure adopted by the local school board.

3. Any qualified employee shall be held harmless and immune from any civil liability for administering medication or medical services in good faith and according to standard medical practices.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 9, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

Lifesaving training--CPR.

167.624. Each school board in the state, if the school district does not presently have a program as described below, may develop and implement a program to train the students and employees of the district in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving methods, as they determine best, and may consult the department of public safety, the state fire marshal's office, the local fire protection authorities, and others as the board sees fit. The board may make completion of the program a requirement for graduation. Any trained employee shall be held harmless and immune from any civil liability for administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving methods in good faith and according to standard medical practices.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 9, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

CROSS REFERENCE:

CPR training authorized, grades nine through twelve, 170.310

Possession and self-administration of medication inschool--requirements.

167.627. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Medication", any medicine prescribed or ordered by a physician for the treatment of asthma or anaphylaxis, including without limitation inhaled bronchodilators and auto-injectible epinephrine;

(2) "Self-administration", a pupil's discretionary use of medication prescribed by a physician or under a written treatment plan from a physician.

2. Each board of education and its employees and agents in this state shall grant any pupil in the school authorization for the possession and self-administration of medication to treat such pupil's chronic health condition, including but not limited to asthma or anaphylaxis if:

(1) A licensed physician prescribed or ordered such medication for use by the pupil and instructed such pupil in the correct and responsible use of such medication;

(2) The pupil has demonstrated to the pupil's licensed physician or the licensed physician's designee, and the school nurse, if available, the skill level necessary to use the medication and any device necessary to administer such medication prescribed or ordered;

(3) The pupil's physician has approved and signed a written treatment plan for managing the pupil's chronic health condition, including asthma or anaphylaxis episodes and for medication for use by the pupil. Such plan shall include a statement that the pupil is capable of self-administering the medication under the treatment plan;

(4) The pupil's parent or guardian has completed and submitted to the school any written documentation required by the school, including the treatment plan required under subdivision (3) of this subsection and the liability statement required under subdivision (5) of this subsection; and

(5) The pupil's parent or guardian has signed a statement acknowledging that the school district and its employees or agents shall incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of medication by the pupil or the administration of such medication by school staff. Such statement shall not be construed to release the school district and its employees or agents from liability for negligence.

3. An authorization granted under subsection 2 of this section shall:

(1) Permit such pupil to possess and self-administer such pupil's medication while in school, at a school-sponsored activity, and in transit to or from school or school-sponsored activity; and

(2) Be effective only for the same school and school year for which it is granted. Such authorization shall be renewed by the pupil's parent or guardian each subsequent school year in accordance with this section.

4. Any current duplicate prescription medication, if provided by a pupil's parent or guardian or by the school, shall be kept at a pupil's school in a location at which the pupil or school staff has immediate access in the event of an asthma or anaphylaxis emergency.

5. The information described in subdivisions (3) and (4) of subsection 2 of this section shall be kept on file at the pupil's school in a location easily accessible in the event of an emergency.

(L. 1996 H.B. 1301 & 1298 § 10, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1732, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

Epinephrine prefilled auto syringes, school nurse authorized tomaintain adequate supply--administration authorized, when.

167.630. 1. Each school board may authorize a school nurse licensed under chapter 335 who is employed by the school district and for whom the board is responsible for to maintain an adequate supply of prefilled auto syringes of epinephrine with fifteen-hundredths milligram or three-tenths milligram delivery at the school. The nurse shall recommend to the school board the number of prefilled epinephrine auto syringes that the school should maintain.

2. To obtain prefilled epinephrine auto syringes for a school district, a prescription written by a licensed physician, a physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner is required. For such prescriptions, the school district shall be designated as the patient, the nurse's name shall be required, and the prescription shall be filled at a licensed pharmacy.

3. A school nurse or other school employee trained by and supervised by the nurse shall have the discretion to use an epinephrine auto syringe on any student the school nurse or trained employee believes is having a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction based on the training in recognizing an acute episode of an anaphylactic reaction. The provisions of section 167.624 concerning immunity from civil liability for trained employees administering lifesaving methods shall apply to trained employees administering a prefilled auto syringe under this section.

(L. 2006 H.B. 1245, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

Asthma-related rescue medications, school nurse may be authorized byschool board to maintain, procedure.

167.635. 1. Each school board may authorize a school nurse licensed under chapter 335 who is employed by the school district and for whom the board is responsible to maintain a supply of asthma-related rescue medications at the school. The nurse shall recommend to the school board the quantity of medication the school should maintain.

2. To obtain asthma rescue medications for a school district, a prescription written by a licensed physician, a physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner is required. For such prescriptions, the school district shall be designated as the patient, the nurse's name shall be required, and the prescription shall be filled at a licensed pharmacy.

3. A school nurse or other school employee trained by and supervised by the nurse shall have the discretion to use asthma-related rescue medications on any student the school nurse or trained employee believes is having a life-threatening asthma episode based on the training in recognizing an acute asthma episode. The provisions of section 167.624 concerning immunity from civil liability for trained employees administering lifesaving methods shall apply to trained employees administering an asthma-related rescue medication under this section.

(L. 2012 H.B. 1188)

Meningitis immunization, brochure, contents.

167.638. The department of health and senior services shall develop an informational brochure relating to meningococcal disease that states that immunizations against meningococcal disease are available. The department shall make the brochure available on its website and shall notify every public institution of higher education in this state of the availability of the brochure. Each public institution of higher education shall provide a copy of the brochure to all students and if the student is under eighteen years of age, to the student's parent or guardian. Such information in the brochure shall include:

(1) The risk factors for and symptoms of meningococcal disease, how it may be diagnosed, and its possible consequences if untreated;

(2) How meningococcal disease is transmitted;

(3) The latest scientific information on meningococcal disease immunization and its effectiveness, including information on all meningococcal vaccines receiving a Category A or B recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices;

(4) A statement that any questions or concerns regarding immunization against meningococcal disease may be answered by contacting the individuals's health care provider; and

(5) A recommendation that the current student or entering student receive meningococcal vaccines in accordance with current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

(L. 2013 S.B. 197, A.L. 2016 S.B. 608 merged with S.B. 635)

Effective 8-28-16 (S.B. 635)

*10-14-16 (S.B. 608), see § 21.250

*S.B. 608 was vetoed July 5, 2016. The veto was overridden on September 14, 2016.

Student promotion conditioned on remediation--tutorial activities andother suggested programs.

167.640. 1. School districts may adopt a policy with regard to student promotion which may require remediation as a condition of promotion to the next grade level for any student identified by the district as failing to master skills and competencies established for that particular grade level by the district board of education. School districts may also require parents or guardians of such students to commit to conduct home-based tutorial activities with their children or, in the case of a student with disabilities eligible for services pursuant to sections 162.670 to 162.1000, the individual education plan shall determine the nature of parental involvement consistent with the requirements for a free, appropriate public education.

2. Such remediation shall recognize that different students learn differently and shall employ methods designed to help these students achieve at high levels. Such remediation may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, a mandatory summer school program focused on the areas of deficiency or other such activities conducted by the school district outside of the regular school day. Decisions concerning the instruction of a child who receives special educational services pursuant to sections 162.670 to 162.1000 shall be made in accordance with the child's individualized education plan.

3. School districts providing remediation pursuant to this section outside of the traditional school day may count extra hours of instruction in the calculation of average daily attendance as defined in section 163.011.

(L. 1999 H.B. 889 § 5, subsecs. 1 to 6, A.L. 2001 S.B. 319)

Effective 7-01-01

CROSS REFERENCE:

Rulemaking authority, 105.269

Reading assessments required, when--reading improvement planrequired, when--additional reading instruction required,when--retention in grade permitted, when.

167.645. 1. For purposes of this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Reading assessment", a recognized method of judging a student's reading ability, with results expressed as reading at a particular grade level. The term reading assessment shall include, but is not limited to, standard checklists designed for use as a student reads out loud, paper-and-pencil tests promulgated by nationally recognized organizations and other recognized methods of determining a student's reading accuracy, expression, fluency and comprehension in order to make a determination of the student's grade-level reading ability. Assessments which do not give a grade-level result may be used in combination with other assessments to reach a grade-level determination. Districts are encouraged but not required to select assessment methods identified pursuant to section 167.346. Districts are also encouraged to use multiple methods of assessment;

(2) "Summer school", for reading instruction purposes, a minimum of forty hours of reading instruction and practice. A school district may arrange the hours and days of instruction to coordinate with its regular program of summer school.

2. For purposes of this section, methods of reading assessment shall be determined by each school district. Unless a student has been determined in the current school year to be reading at grade level or above, each school district shall administer a reading assessment or set of assessments to each student within forty-five days of the end of the third-grade year, except that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to students receiving special education services under an individualized education plan pursuant to sections 162.670 to 162.999, to students receiving services pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 whose services plan includes an element addressing reading or to students determined to have limited English proficiency or to students who have been determined, prior to the beginning of any school year, to have a cognitive ability insufficient to meet the reading requirement set out in this section, provided that districts shall provide reading improvement plans for students determined to have such insufficient cognitive ability. The assessment required by this subsection shall also be required for students who enter a school district in grades four, five or six unless such student has been determined in the current school year to be reading at grade level or above.

3. Beginning with school year 2002-03, for each student whose third-grade reading assessment determines that such student is reading below second-grade level, the school district shall design a reading improvement plan for the student's fourth-grade year. Such reading improvement plan shall include, at a minimum, thirty hours of additional reading instruction or practice outside the regular school day during the fourth-grade year. The school district shall determine the method of reading instruction necessary to enforce this subsection. The school district may also require the student to attend summer school for reading instruction as a condition of promotion to fourth grade. The department of elementary and secondary education may, from funds appropriated for the purpose, reimburse school districts for additional instructional personnel costs incurred in the implementation and execution of the thirty hours of additional reading instruction minus the revenue generated by the school district through the foundation formula for the additional reading instruction average daily attendance.

4. Each student for whom a reading improvement plan has been designed pursuant to subsection 3 of this section shall be given another reading assessment, to be administered within forty-five days of the end of such student's fourth-grade year. If such student is determined to be reading below third-grade level, the student shall be required to attend summer school to receive reading instruction. At the end of such summer school instruction, such student shall be given another reading assessment. If such student is determined to be reading below third-grade level, the district shall notify the student's parents or guardians, and the student shall not be promoted to fifth grade. No student shall be denied promotion more than once solely for inability to meet the reading standards set out in this section.

5. The process described in subsections 3 and 4 of this section shall be repeated as necessary through the end of the sixth grade, with the target grade level rising accordingly. Mandatory retention in grade shall not apply to grades subsequent to fourth grade.

6. The mandatory process of additional reading instruction pursuant to this section shall cease at the end of the sixth grade. The permanent record of students who are determined to be reading below the fifth-grade level at the end of sixth grade shall carry a notation advising that such student has not met minimal reading standards. The notation shall stay on the student's record until such time as the district determines that a student has met minimal reading standards.

7. Each school district shall be required to offer summer school reading instruction to any student with a reading improvement plan. Districts may fulfill the requirement of this section through cooperative arrangements with neighboring districts; provided that such districts shall timely make all payments provided pursuant to such cooperative agreements.

8. A school district may adopt a policy that requires retention in grade of any student who has been determined to require summer school instruction in reading and who does not fulfill the summer school attendance requirement.

9. Nothing in this section shall preclude a school district from retaining any student in grade when a determination is made in accordance with district policy that retention is in the best interests of the student.

10. The state board of education shall not incorporate information about the number of students receiving additional instruction pursuant to this section into any element of any standard of the Missouri school improvement program or its successor accreditation program; provided, however, each district shall make available, upon the request of any parent, patron, or media outlet within the district, the number and percentage of students receiving remediation pursuant to this section. The information shall be presented in a way that does not permit personal identification of any student or educational personnel.

11. Each school district shall make a systematic effort to inform parents of the methods and materials used to teach reading in kindergarten through fourth grade, in terms understandable to a layperson and shall similarly inform parents of students for whom a reading improvement plan is required pursuant to this section.

(L. 1999 H.B. 889 § 9, A.L. 2001 S.B. 319)

Effective 7-01-01

After-school retreat reading and assessment programestablished--grants awarded, procedure--fund created--rulemakingauthority.

167.680. 1. There is hereby established within the department of elementary and secondary education the "After-School Retreat Reading and Assessment Grant Program". Beginning with the 2002-03 school year, the program shall award grants to schools on a competitive grant basis. School districts may develop after-school reading and assessment programs and submit proposals to the department, pursuant to criteria established by the department for grant approval and on forms promulgated by the department for grant applications. Copies of the criteria established pursuant to this section shall be provided by the department to all school districts in this state. In awarding such grants, the department shall grant preference to school districts with a higher percentage of at-risk students, as the department may determine. In addition, the criteria for grant approval by the department may include, but shall not be limited to:

(1) The development of programs which are educational in nature, with emphasis in reading and student assessment thereof as opposed to day-care oriented programs; or

(2) Other criteria as the department may deem appropriate.

2. Subject to appropriation, beginning with the 2002-03 school year, the department shall award grants to school districts for the development and implementation of after-school retreat programs consistent with this section. In the event that the appropriations or other moneys available for such grants are less than the amount necessary to fully fund all approved grants for the 2002-03 school year or any subsequent school year, the moneys shall be distributed to approved schools on a pro rata basis.

3. There is hereby created in the state treasury the "After-School Retreat Reading and Assessment Grant Program Fund". The fund shall be administered by the department. The fund shall consist of moneys appropriated annually by the general assembly from general revenue to such fund, any moneys paid into the state treasury and required by law to be credited to such fund and any gifts, bequests or donations to such fund. The fund shall be kept separate and apart from all other moneys in the state treasury and shall be paid out by the state treasurer pursuant to chapter 33. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, moneys in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not be transferred to the credit of the general revenue fund. All interest and moneys earned on the fund shall be credited to the fund.

4. No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to this section shall take effect unless such rule has been promulgated pursuant to chapter 536.

(L. 2001 S.B. 319)

Effective 7-01-01

Involvement of parents and families, state board and schooldistricts to adopt policies, content--review of policies.

167.700. 1. The state board shall, in consultation with the boards of education of school districts, educational personnel, local associations, and organizations of parents whose children are enrolled in public schools throughout this state and individual parents and legal guardians whose children are enrolled in public schools throughout this state, adopt a policy by December 1, 2005, which encourages effective involvement by parents and families in support of their children and the education of their children. The policy adopted by the state board must be considered when the board:

(1) Consults with the boards of education of school districts in the adoption of policies pursuant to subsection 3 of this section; and

(2) Interacts with school districts, public schools, educational personnel, parents and legal guardians of pupils, and members of the general public in carrying out its duties pursuant to this title.

2. The policy adopted by the state board pursuant to subsection 1 of this section must include the following elements and goals:

(1) Promotion of regular, two-way, meaningful communication between home and school;

(2) Promotion and support of responsible parenting;

(3) Recognition of the fact that parents and families play an integral role in assisting their children to learn;

(4) Promotion of a safe and open atmosphere for parents and families to visit the school that their children attend and active solicitation of parental and familial support and assistance for school programs;

(5) Inclusion of parents as full partners in decisions affecting their children and families; and

(6) Availability of community resources to strengthen and promote school programs, family practices, and the achievement of pupils.

3. The board of education of each school district shall, in consultation with the state board, educational personnel, local associations, and organizations of parents whose children are enrolled in public schools of the school district and individual parents and legal guardians whose children are enrolled in public schools of the school district, adopt policies no later than March 1, 2006, which encourage effective involvement by parents and families in support of their children and the education of their children. The policies adopted pursuant to this subsection must:

(1) Be consistent, to the extent applicable, with the policy adopted by the state board pursuant to subsection 1 of this section; and

(2) Include the elements and goals specified in subsection 2 of this section.

4. The state board and the board of trustees of each school district shall, at least once each year, review and amend their respective policies as necessary.

(L. 2005 S.B. 480)

Physical education required--definitions.

167.720. 1. As used in this section, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Moderate physical activity", low- to medium-impact physical exertion designed to increase an individual's heart rate to rise to at least seventy-five percent of his or her maximum heart rate. Activities in this category may include, but are not limited to, running, calisthenics, aerobic exercise, etc.;

(2) "Physical education", instruction in healthy active living by a teacher certificated to teach physical education structured in such a way that it is a regularly scheduled class for students;

(3) "Recess", a structured play environment outside of regular classroom instructional activities, where students are allowed to engage in supervised safe active free play.

2. Beginning with the school year 2010-11:

(1) School districts shall ensure that students in elementary schools participate in moderate physical activity for the entire school year, including students in alternative education programs. Students in the elementary schools shall participate in moderate physical activity for an average of one hundred fifty minutes per five-day school week, or an average of thirty minutes per day. Students with disabilities shall participate in moderate physical activity to the extent appropriate as determined by the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act;

(2) Each year the commissioner of education shall select for recognition students, schools and school districts that are considered to have achieved improvement in fitness;

(3) Students in middle schools may at the school's discretion participate in at least two hundred twenty-five minutes of physical activity per school week;

(4) A minimum of one recess period of twenty minutes per day shall be provided for children in elementary schools, which may be incorporated into the lunch period.

Any requirement of this section above the state minimum physical education requirement may be met by additional physical education instruction, or by other activities approved by the individual school district under the direction of any certificated teacher or administrator or other school employee under the supervision of a certificated teacher or administrator.

(L. 2009 S.B. 291)

Interscholastic youth sports brain injury prevention, rulemakingauthority--information distribution--removal of athletes fromcompetition, when.

167.765. 1. The provisions of this section shall be known as the "Interscholastic Youth Sports Brain Injury Prevention Act". No later than December 31, 2011, the department of health and senior services shall work with a statewide association of school boards, a statewide activities association that provides oversight for athletic or activity eligibility for students and school districts, and an organization named by the department of health and senior services that specializes in support services, education, and advocacy of those with brain injuries to promulgate rules which develop guidelines, pertinent information, and forms to educate coaches, youth athletes, and parents or guardians of youth athletes of the nature and risk of concussion and brain injury including continuing to play after concussion or brain injury. The primary focus of rules promulgated under this section shall be the safety and protection against long-term injury to the youth athlete.

2. On a yearly basis, each school district shall distribute a concussion and brain injury information sheet to each youth athlete participating in the district's athletic program. The information form shall be signed by the youth athlete's parent or guardian and submitted to the school district prior to the youth athlete's participation in any athletic practice or competition.

3. A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or brain injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time and for no less than twenty-four hours.

4. A youth athlete who has been removed from play shall not return to competition until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions as defined in the guidelines developed under subsection 1 of this section and receives written clearance to return to competition from that health care provider.

5. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2011, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2011 H.B. 300, et al.)

Annual report on impact of concussions and head injuries, statewideathletic organizations.

167.775. 1. Any statewide athletic organization with a public school district as a member shall be required to publish an annual report relating to the impact of concussions and head injuries on student athletes which details efforts that may be made to minimize damages from injuries sustained by students participating in school sports. The annual report shall be distributed to the joint committee on education, the house committee on elementary and secondary education or any other education committee designated by the speaker of the house of representatives, and the senate committee on education or any other education committee designated by the president pro tem of the senate. The first report required under this section shall be completed and distributed no later than January 31, 2012. Such report shall be made available to school districts and to parents of students.

2. Notwithstanding any other law, no public school shall be a member of any statewide athletic organization failing to comply with the provisions of subsection 1 of this section.

(L. 2011 H.B. 300, et al.)

Definitions

167.800. For purposes of sections 167.800 to 167.824, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Department", the department of elementary and secondary education;

(2) "Diabetes medical management plan", a document developed by the student's personal health care team that sets out the health services needed by the student at school and is signed by the student's personal health care team and parent or guardian;

(3) "District" or "school district", shall have the same meaning as used in subdivision (1) of section 160.011;

(4) "School", shall include any elementary or secondary public school or charter school located within the state of Missouri;

(5) "School employee", shall include any person employed by a school district or charter school, any person employed by a local health department who is assigned to a school district or charter school, or any subcontractor designated for this function;

(6) "Trained diabetes care personnel", a school employee who volunteers to be trained in accordance with section 167.803. Such employee need not be a health care professional.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

Training of school employees, content, requirements.

167.803. 1. By January 15, 2014, the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop guidelines for the training of school employees in the care needed for students with diabetes. These training guidelines shall be developed in consultation with: the department of health and senior services, the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, School Nurses Association, Diabetes Control Program, and the state board of nursing. The school board of each school district and the governing body of each charter school may adopt and implement the training guidelines and annual diabetes training programs for all school nurses and diabetes care personnel. The training guidelines developed by the department shall address, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia;

(2) Understanding the appropriate actions to take when blood glucose levels are outside of the target ranges indicated by a student's diabetes medical management plan;

(3) Understanding physician instructions concerning diabetes medication drug dosage, frequency, and the manner of administration;

(4) Performance of finger-stick blood glucose checking, ketone checking, and recording the results;

(5) The administration of glucagon and insulin and the recording of results;

(6) Understanding how to perform basic insulin pump functions;

(7) Recognizing complications that require emergency assistance; and

(8) Understanding recommended schedules and food intake for meals and snacks, the effect of physical activity upon blood glucose levels, and actions to be implemented in the case of schedule disruption.

2. If the school board of a school district or the governing body of a charter school adopts and implements the training guidelines developed by the department, it shall ensure* that the training outlined in subsection 1 of this section is provided to a minimum of three school employees at each school attended by a student with diabetes. If at any time fewer than three school employees are available to be trained at such a school, the principal or other school administrator shall distribute to all staff members a written notice seeking volunteers to serve as diabetes care personnel. The notice shall inform staff of the following:

(1) The school shall provide diabetes care to one or more students with diabetes and is seeking personnel willing to be trained to provide that care;

(2) The tasks to be performed;

(3) Participation is voluntary and the school district or school shall take no action against any staff member who does not volunteer to be designated;

(4) Training shall be provided to employees who volunteer to provide care;

(5) Trained personnel are protected from liability under section 167.821; and

(6) The identity and contact information of the individual who should be contacted to volunteer.

3. School employees shall not be subject to any penalty or disciplinary action for refusing to serve as trained diabetes care personnel nor shall a school or school district discourage employees from volunteering for training.

4. If a charter school or school district adopts and implements the training guidelines outlined in subsection 1 of this section, it shall be coordinated by a school nurse, if the school district or charter school has a school nurse, and provided by a school nurse or another health care professional with expertise in diabetes. Such training shall take place prior to the commencement of each school year, or as needed when a student with diabetes is newly enrolled at a school or a student is newly diagnosed with diabetes, but in no event more than thirty days following such enrollment or diagnosis. The school nurse or another health care professional with expertise in diabetes shall promptly provide follow-up training and supervision as needed. Coordination, delegation, and supervision of care shall be performed by a school nurse or other qualified health care professional.

5. Each school district and charter school may provide training in the recognition of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and actions to take in response to emergency situations to all school personnel who have primary responsibility for supervising a child with diabetes during some portion of the school day and to bus drivers responsible for the transportation of a student with diabetes.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

*Word "insure" appears in original rolls of H.B. 675, 2013.

Plan to be submitted by parent or guardian of student withdiabetes--review by school.

167.806. The parent or guardian of each student with diabetes who seeks diabetes care while at school should submit to the school a diabetes medical management plan, which upon receipt shall be reviewed by the school.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

Diabetic care may be provided to students, when, trained personnel tobe on site.

167.809. 1. The school board of each school district and the governing body of each charter school may provide all students with diabetes in the school or district appropriate and needed diabetes care as specified in their diabetes medical management plan. In accordance with the request of the parent or guardian of a student with diabetes and the student's diabetes medical management plan, the school nurse or, in the absence of the school nurse, trained diabetes care personnel may perform diabetes care functions including, but not limited to:

(1) Checking and recording blood glucose levels and ketone levels or assisting a student with such checking and recording;

(2) Responding to blood glucose levels that are outside of the student's target range;

(3) Administering glucagon and other emergency treatments as prescribed;

(4) Administering insulin or assisting a student in administering insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses;

(5) Providing oral diabetes medications; and

(6) Following instructions regarding meals, snacks, and physical activity.

2. The school nurse or at least one of the trained diabetes care personnel may be on site and available to provide care to each student with diabetes as set forth in subsection 1 of this section during regular school hours and during all school-sponsored activities, including school-sponsored before-school and after-school care programs, field trips, extended off-site excursions, extracurricular activities, and on buses when the bus driver has not completed the necessary training.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

Diabetic care not practice of nursing, when--health care professionalsmay provide training.

167.812. 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the activities set forth in subsection 1 of section 167.809 shall not constitute the practice of nursing and shall be exempted from all applicable statutory and regulatory provisions that restrict what activities can be delegated to or performed by a person who is not a licensed health care professional.

2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, it shall be lawful for a licensed health care professional to provide training to school employees in the activities set forth in subsection 1 of section 167.809 or to supervise such school personnel in performing these tasks.

3. Nothing in this act* shall exceed the rights of eligible students or the obligations of school districts under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 1400, et seq., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. Section 794, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 12101, et seq.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

*"This act" (H.B. 675, 2013) contained numerous sections. Consult Disposition of Sections table for a definitive listing.

Student may perform certain diabetic care for self, when.

167.818. Upon written request of the parent or guardian and authorization by the student's diabetes medical management plan, a student with diabetes shall be permitted to perform blood glucose checks, administer insulin through the insulin delivery system the student uses, treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and otherwise attend to the care and management of his or her diabetes in the classroom, in any area of the school or school grounds, and at any school-related activity, and to possess on his or her person at all times all necessary supplies and equipment to perform these monitoring and treatment functions. If the parent or student so requests, the student shall have access to a private area for performing diabetes care tasks.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

Immunity from liability, when

167.821. No physician, nurse, school employee, charter school or school district shall be liable for civil damages or subject to disciplinary action under professional licensing regulations or school disciplinary policies as a result of the activities authorized by sections 167.800 to 167.824 when such acts are committed as an ordinarily reasonably prudent person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

Rulemaking authority.

167.824. 1. By January 15, 2014, the department of elementary and secondary education shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of sections 167.800 to 167.824.

2. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2013, shall be invalid and void.

(L. 2013 H.B. 675)

Personal plan of study for certain students, contents--waiver.

167.903. 1. Each student prior to his or her ninth grade year at a public school, including a charter school, may develop with help from the school's guidance counselors a personal plan of study, which shall be reviewed regularly, as needed by school personnel and the student's parent or guardian and updated based upon the needs of the student. Each plan shall present a sequence of courses and experiences that conclude with the student reaching his or her postsecondary goals, with implementation of the plan of study transferring to the program of postsecondary education or training upon the student's high school graduation. The plan shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Requirements for graduation from the school district or charter school;

(2) Career or postsecondary goals;

(3) Coursework or program of study related to career and postsecondary goals, which shall include, if relevant, opportunities that the district or school may not directly offer;

(4) Grade-appropriate and career-related experiences, as outlined in the grade-level expectations of the Missouri comprehensive guidance program; and

(5) Student assessments, interest inventories, or academic results needed to develop, review, and revise the personal plan of study, which shall include, if relevant, assessments, inventories, or academic results that the school district or charter school may not offer.

2. Each school district shall adopt a policy to permit the waiver of the requirements of this section for any student with a disability if recommended by the student's IEP committee. For purposes of this subsection, "IEP" means individualized education program.

(L. 2016 S.B. 638)

At-risk students to be identified, district policy required.

167.905. 1. By July 1, 2018, each school district shall develop a policy and implement a measurable system for identifying students in their ninth grade year, or students who transfer into the school subsequent to their ninth grade year, who are at risk of not being ready for college-level work or for entry-level career positions. Districts shall include, but are not limited to, the following sources of information:

(1) A student's performance on the Missouri assessment program test in eighth grade in English language arts and mathematics;

(2) A student's comparable statewide assessment performance if such student transferred from another state;

(3) The district's overall reported remediation rate under section 173.750; and

(4) A student's attendance rate.

2. The district policy shall require academic and career counseling to take place prior to graduation so that the school may attempt to provide sufficient opportunities to the student to graduate college-ready or career-ready and on time.

3. Each school district shall adopt a policy to permit the waiver of the requirements of this section for any student with a disability if recommended by the student's IEP committee. For purposes of this subsection, "IEP" means individualized education program.

(L. 2016 S.B. 638)

Dyslexia screening guidelines--screenings required,when--definitions--rulemaking authority.

167.950. 1. (1) By December 31, 2017, the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop guidelines for the appropriate screening of students for dyslexia and related disorders and the necessary classroom support for students with dyslexia and related disorders. Such guidelines shall be consistent with the findings and recommendations of the task force created under section 633.420.

(2) In the 2018-19 school year and subsequent years, each public school, including each charter school, shall conduct dyslexia screenings for students in the appropriate year consistent with the guidelines developed by the department of elementary and secondary education.

(3) In the 2018-19 school year and subsequent years, the school board of each district and the governing board of each charter school shall provide reasonable classroom support consistent with the guidelines developed by the department of elementary and secondary education.

2. In the 2018-19 school year and subsequent years, the practicing teacher assistance programs established under section 168.400 shall offer and include two hours of in-service training provided by each local school district for all practicing teachers in such district regarding dyslexia and related disorders. Each charter school shall also offer all of its teachers two hours of training on dyslexia and related disorders. Districts and charter schools may seek assistance from the department of elementary and secondary education in developing and providing such training. Completion of such training shall count as two contact hours of professional development under section 168.021.

3. For purposes of this section, the following terms mean:

(1) "Dyslexia", a disorder that is neurological in origin, characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities that typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language, often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction, and of which secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. Nothing in this definition shall require a student with dyslexia to obtain an individualized education program (IEP) unless the student has otherwise met the federal conditions necessary;

(2) "Dyslexia screening", a short test conducted by a teacher or school counselor to determine whether a student likely has dyslexia or a related disorder in which a positive result does not represent a medical diagnosis but indicates that the student could benefit from approved support;

(3) "Related disorders", disorders similar to or related to dyslexia, such as developmental auditory imperception, dysphasia, specific developmental dyslexia, developmental dysgraphia, and developmental spelling disability;

(4) "Support", low-cost and effective best practices, such as oral examinations and extended test-taking periods, used to support students who have dyslexia or any related disorder.

4. The state board of education shall promulgate rules and regulations for each public school to screen students for dyslexia and related disorders and to provide the necessary classroom support for students with dyslexia and related disorders. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2016, shall be invalid and void.

5. Nothing in this section shall require the MO HealthNet program to expand the services that it provides.

(L. 2016 H.B. 2379 merged with S.B. 635 merged with S.B. 638)


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