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Cade's Law/HB675

The rule for Cade’s Law (MO HB675) was presented to the State Board of Education on September 17, 2013. It was approved by the SBOE and then filed concurrently with the Secretary of State and Joint Committee on Administrative Rules on September 27, 2013 for publication in the November 1, 2013 Missouri Register. The 30-day comment period ended December 1, 2013; no comments were received. The Order of Rulemaking will go to the State Board of Education in January 2014.

DESE Physical Fitness Award

Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children

2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Youth Tobacco Survey Results

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts biannual surveys of public middle and high school students to track progress in efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among youth.

This report summarizes key findings from the 2013 YRBS and 2013 YTS including results from previous years that demonstrate changes over time. For a full report of the 2013 YTS results, see Missouri Youth and Tobacco 2003-2013.

Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children

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Administrative Memos


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