Frequently Asked Questions
- Career Education
- Compulsory Attendance
- Educator Certification
- Foundation Formula
The Foundation Program, or the Foundation Formula, is Missouri’s primary method of distributing money to public schools. Although school districts receive funding for different programs from different sources (local, state and federal), the Foundation Formula is the major source of basic state support for public schools. Currently, Missouri school districts receive more than $3 billion per year through the formula. Created by state law, the formula is a complex mechanism based on several factors: student attendance; local property tax rates; the proportion of students in a district who are disadvantaged or need special education; if the school district provides summer school; and others. Funds received through the Foundation Formula must be used primarily to pay teachers’ salaries in the school district. This formula is defined in state law, Section 163.031, RSMo.
- High School Eqivalency (HiSET) (Formerly GED)
- Home Schooling
- Human Resources
- Inclement Weather/Make-Up Days
- Kindergarten and First Grade Entry
- Moving to Missouri?
- Remediation Rates
- Requirements for:
- School Calendar, School Term, Inclement Weather