Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 160
Schools--General Provisions
Section 160.530

August 28, 2013


Eligibility for state aid, allocation of funds to professional development committee--statewide areas of critical need, funds--success leads to success grant program created, purpose--listing of expenditures.

160.530. 1. Beginning with fiscal year 1994 and for all fiscal years thereafter, in order to be eligible for state aid distributed pursuant to section 163.031, a school district shall allocate one percent of moneys received pursuant to section 163.031, exclusive of categorical add-ons, to the professional development committee of the district as established in subdivision (1) of subsection 4 of section 168.400. Of the moneys allocated to the professional development committee in any fiscal year as specified by this subsection, seventy-five percent of such funds shall be spent in the same fiscal year for purposes determined by the professional development committee after consultation with the administrators of the school district and approved by the local board of education as meeting the objectives of a school improvement plan of the district that has been developed by the local board. Moneys expended for staff training pursuant to any provisions of this act shall not be considered in determining the requirements for school districts imposed by this subsection.

2. Beginning with fiscal year 1994 and for all fiscal years thereafter, eighteen million dollars shall be distributed by the commissioner of education to address statewide areas of critical need for learning and development, provided that such disbursements are approved by the joint committee on education as provided in subsection 5 of this section, and as determined by rule and regulation of the state board of education with the advice of the commission established by section 160.510* and the advisory council provided by subsection 1 of section 168.015. The moneys described in this subsection may be distributed by the commissioner of education to colleges, universities, private associations, professional education associations, statewide associations organized for the benefit of members of boards of education, public elementary and secondary schools, and other associations and organizations that provide professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators, family literacy personnel and boards of education for the purpose of addressing statewide areas of critical need, provided that subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection shall constitute priority uses for such moneys. "Statewide areas of critical need for learning and development" shall include:

(1) Funding the operation of state management teams in districts with academically deficient schools and providing resources specified by the management team as needed in such districts;

(2) Funding for grants to districts, upon application to the department of elementary and secondary education, for resources identified as necessary by the district, for those districts which are failing to achieve assessment standards;

(3) Funding for family literacy programs;

(4) Ensuring that all children, especially children at risk, children with special needs, and gifted students are successful in school;

(5) Increasing parental involvement in the education of their children;

(6) Providing information which will assist public school administrators and teachers in understanding the process of site-based decision making;

(7) Implementing recommended curriculum frameworks as outlined in section 160.514;

(8) Training in new assessment techniques for students;

(9) Cooperating with law enforcement authorities to expand successful antidrug programs for students;

(10) Strengthening existing curricula of local school districts to stress drug and alcohol prevention;

(11) Implementing and promoting programs to combat gang activity in urban areas of the state;

(12) Establishing family schools, whereby such schools adopt proven models of one-stop state services for children and families;

(13) Expanding adult literacy services; and

(14) Training of members of boards of education in the areas deemed important for the training of effective board members as determined by the state board of education.

3. Beginning with fiscal year 1994 and for all fiscal years thereafter, two million dollars of the moneys appropriated to the department of elementary and secondary education otherwise distributed to the public schools of the state pursuant to the provisions of section 163.031, exclusive of categorical add-ons, shall be distributed in grant awards by the state board of education, by rule and regulation, for the "Success Leads to Success" grant program, which is hereby created. The purpose of the success leads to success grant program shall be to recognize, disseminate and exchange information about the best professional teaching practices and programs in the state that address student needs, and to encourage the staffs of schools with these practices and programs to develop school-to-school networks to share these practices and programs.

4. The department shall include a listing of all expenditures under this section in the annual budget documentation presented to the governor and general assembly.

5. Prior to distributing any funds under subsection 2 of this section, the commissioner of education shall appear before the joint committee on education and present a proposed delineation of the programs to be funded under the provisions of subsection 2 of this section. The joint committee shall review all proposed spending under subsection 2 of this section and shall affirm, by a majority vote of all members serving on the committee, the spending proposal of the commissioner prior to any disbursement of funds under subsection 2 of this section.

6. If any provision of subdivision (11) of subsection 4 of section 160.254 or any provision of subsection 2 or 5 of this section regarding approval of disbursements by the joint committee on education is** held to be invalid for any reason, then such decision shall invalidate subsection 2 of this section in its entirety.

(L. 1993 S.B. 380 7, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1711, A.L. 2005 S.B. 287, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1066)

*Section 160.510 was repealed by S.B. 613, Revision, 2007.

**Word "are" appears in original rolls.


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