State Statutes that Apply to Private Schools
The Missouri State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education do not regulate private schools or home schools; however the following statutes apply to both public and nonpublic schools:
- School attendance compulsory, who may be excused--nonattendance, penalty--home, school, definition, requirements--school year defined--daily log, defense to prosecution, 167.031.
- Compulsory attendance of part-time schools, 167.051.
- Penalty for violating compulsory attendance law, 167.061.
- School attendance officers in six-director districts, powers and duties--powers of police officers in certain areas, 167.071.
- Report to school district on violations of compulsory attendance law--referral by school district to prosecutor, when, 210.167.
- Home school, declaration of enrollment, contents--filing with recorder of deeds or chief school officer--fee, 167.042.
- Immunization of pupils against certain diseases compulsory--exceptions-- records--to be at public expense, when--rulemaking authority, procedure, 167.181.
- Eye protection required, when, 170.005.
- Industrial quality eye protective devices defined, 170.007.
- Instructions and recommendations for eye protection to be prepared by boards, 170.009.
- Courses in the constitutions, American history and Missouri government, required, penalty--student awards--requirements not applicable to foreign exchange students, 170.011.
Weapons and Drugs on School Premises
- Revises prohibitions on drugs and weapons on school premises, Senate Bill 944.
- Corporations Office of the Secretary of State.
- North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement.