Nixon Veto of SB493

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The Veto of Senate Bill 493 Compromises a Quality Public Education for All Missouri Students This afternoon Governor Jay Nixon indicated he would veto Senate Bill 493 when it reaches his desk stating the Bill would “create further disruption for students in struggling school districts by eliminating the requirement that unaccredited school districts pay for […]

Missouri General Assembly Legislative Recap – May 17, 2014

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Senate Bill 493 – Transfer Bill SB493 was Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed. In regards to charter schools: This act allows the school board of an accredited district or a combination of school boards of accredited districts to sponsor charter schools located in unaccredited school districts. (Section 160.400) When a sponsor notifies a charter […]

Missouri Legislature Appropriates $300,000 for Charter School Commission

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As part of the state budget, the Missouri Legislature approved $300,000 for operations of the Missouri Charter Public School Commission. ┬áThis commission was created with the passage of SB 576 during the 2012 legislative session and is intended solely to be a sponsor of high quality charter schools. ┬áThis commission will report to DESE and […]