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DESE Bulletin

December 12, 2019

Missouri ESSA Plan Revision - Public Comment Period Now Open
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is designed to ensure that all students have a fair and equitable high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps. The public is invited to comment on Missouri’s revised Consolidated ESSA Plan through December 31.

Notice of State Board Meeting
The State Board of Education will hold a public meeting by telephone conference call and the public may listen by Livestream or at the Jefferson State Office Building, 205 Jefferson Street, 1st Floor, Jefferson City, MO 65101. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

Public Hearing Notice – Perkins V State Plan
Notice is hereby given that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will conduct public hearings pursuant to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (P.L. 115-­224, Sec. 122). The purpose of the hearings will be to gather stakeholder input concerning DESE’s career and technical education (or Perkins V) state plan. All hearings will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations (see the full notice):

  • Tuesday, January 7 – Jefferson City
  • Wednesday, January 8 – Macon
  • Thursday, January 9 – Kansas City
  • Tuesday, January 14 – Bridgeton
  • Wednesday, January 15 – Cape Girardeau
  • Tuesday, January 21 – Springfield

If you are unable to attend a meeting and/or would like to provide further comments after attending a meeting, please complete the online comment form

Public Hearing Notice: Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Office of Special Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), is proposing changes to the state plan/regulations implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Webinars will be held on Tuesday, December 17 and Thursday, January 2.

Bill of Rights Day
Sunday, December 15, is "Bill of Rights Day" in Missouri. This day provides an opportunity for the people of Missouri to reflect upon the meaning, importance and uniqueness of this document. The Bill of Rights should be read in public schools and the day should be recognized with appropriate exercises. 

Selective Service Registration
The U.S. Selective Service and U.S. Department of Education would like to remind students of the registration requirements under the Military Selective Service Act. Males are required to register beginning 30 days prior to their 18th birthday and extending 30 days thereafter. To register with the Selective Service System, visit their website.


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