Education Legislation Due To Be Heard On Missouri Senate Floor

The first legislation to be heard on the Senate floor could take place this week. Dean Morgan has more.



The larger bill would allow charter school expansion and create a school choice tax credit scholarship. The Senate Bill was approved from committee by a 5-4 vote. The bill is now known as Senate Bill 55. In it’s original form, Senate Bill 55 was a bill that allowed homeschooled students to participate in after-school sports and activities. The bill now also includes a measure that would redirect state funds from public schools to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program if students are attending virtual classes. It would also limit board members to one 8-year term and establish a recall procedure for local school boards if 25 percent of registered voters sign a petition.