MCPSA Hosting Summer Legal Seminar

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MCPSA Law Seminar Don’t forget to RSVP for MCPSA’s Summer Law Seminar by July 15, 2013! This year we partnered with Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP to present our first comprehensive Legal Seminar. Topics will include 1) Student Issues (Discipline/Due Process/Special Education), 2) Governance and Management (Sunshine/FERPA/Record Retention), and 3) Human Resources (Pre-Employment, Employment Issues, Terminations, Discrimination). This […]

MCPSA Releases 2013 Legislative Priorities on Opening Day of Session

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The Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) has released their legislative priorities for the 2013 session.  The session kicked off today, January 9, 2013 with speeches by the leaders of both the House and Senate. “This session’s priorities for MCPSA will seek to build on the passage of SB 576 from last session, which expanded […]

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Washington Update

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Happy New Year! After a lot of drama, Congress has enacted H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which addresses many of the critical tax provisions that expired on December 31. Of note, H.R. 8: Delays sequestration for two months, to March 1. Extends the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) for 2012 (retroactively) […]

NAPCS Federal Issues Update

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From the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations: Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner announced that they reached a deal to keep the federal government funded for the first six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, meaning there will be no threat of a […]

MCPSA Applauds Governor Nixon’s Signing of SB 576

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The Missouri Charter Public School Association applauds Governor Nixon’s signing of SB 576, the major charter school legislation passed during the 2012 General Assembly. “This legislation will provide more families across the state access to quality charter schools held accountable to high standards of academic performance and operational management,” stated MCPSA Executive Director Dr. Douglas […]