Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 167
Pupils and Special Services
Section 167.275

August 28, 2014

Dropouts to be reported to state literacy hot line--availability of information 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 ยง 8, A.L. 2009 S.B. 291)

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