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Chapter 536, RSMO, Periodic Rule Review

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Missouri state law requires every state agency to undergo a periodic review (every 5 years) of its regulations. (See § 536.175, RSMo.)  Part of this review is the opportunity for the public to comment on rules promulgated by a state agency. The comment period for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) runs from July 1 through August 31, 2020. We have created this website to assist you in sending us comments.

DESE is the administrative arm of the State Board of Education. It is primarily a service agency that works with educators, legislators, government agencies, community leaders and citizens to maintain a strong public education system. Through its statewide school-improvement activities and regulatory functions, DESE strives to assure that all citizens have access to high-quality public education. The department does not regulate, monitor or accredit private, parochial or home schools. DESE’s responsibilities range from early childhood to adult education services.

Please use the links below to comment on the specific rules pertaining to each division or office: