Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 167
Pupils and Special Services
Section 167.270

August 28, 2014

Specialized courses of instruction--pupils at risk of dropping out--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 ยง 6)

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