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Proposed Rules

The following are Proposed Rules that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has submitted to the Secretary of State for Publication in the Missouri Register. These rules will not go into effect until the public has had an opportunity to submit written comments, and to attend a public hearing if one is scheduled.  

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Proposed Rule Summary Fiscal Note(s) Supporting
Link to
Missouri Register
Small Business
Impact Statement
Date Posted
5 CSR 20-100.260

Standards for Charter Sponsorship - This amendment is to revise the timelines for submitting new charter school applications. 

Order of Rulemaking 

No No 1/17/17 42 MoReg 85  


5 CSR 20-100.280

Charter School Expedited Renewal Application Process - This rule establishes the method for expediting the renewal process for a charter school that has an annual performance report (APR) consistent with a classification of accredited for three (3) of the last four (4) years. The expedited renewal process serves to meet the allowance of such as stated in section 160.405(9)(2)(d), RSMo.

Order of Rulemaking

No  No

1/17/17 42 MoReg  85 - 86

5 CSR 20-100.290

Charter School Expedited Replication and Expansion Application Process -This rule establishes the method for expediting the replication and expansion application process of a charter school into unaccredited districts, a metropolitan district, or an urban school district containing most of all of a home rule city with more than four hundred thousand (400,000) inhabitants and located in more than one (1) county. Participation is limited to charter schools that receive eighty-five percent (85%) or more of the total points for three (3) out of the last four (4) years on the annual performance report (APR). The expedited replication and expansion process serves to meet the allowance of such as stated in section 160.408, RSMo

​Order of Rulemaking 

No No

1/17/17 42 MoReg 86

5 CSR 20-400.380


Mentoring Program Standards - This amendment clarifies the standards for school districts and charter schools mentoring programs.

Order of Rulemaking 

Yes No 

12/1/16 MoReg 41 1797-1800

5/1/17 MoReg 42 738-739

No  10/31/16
5 CSR 20-400.385


Beginning Teacher Assistance Program - Section 168.400, RSMo Supp. 2015 and section 168.021.1, establish the completion of a beginning teacher assistance program (BTAP) as a requirement of certification. This proposed rule establishes minimum requirements for an effective BTAP.  A well-designed and implemented BTAP with ongoing support can improve practice, helping new educators have the skills and knowledge to positively impact student achievement.

Order of Rulemaking

Yes No


12/1/16 MoReg 41 1802-1803

5/1/17 MoReg 42 739

No  10/31/16

5 CSR 20-400.640


Certification Requirements for Initial Student Services Certificate - This proposed amendment removes the issuance of an Initial Student Services Certificate for the area of Speech-Language Pathologist.

Order of Rulemaking

No No

11/1/16 41 MoReg 1540-1543

4/3/17 42 MoReg 393


No 9/23/16
5 CSR 30-261.025

Minimum Requirements for School Bus Chassis and Body - This proposed amendment is a result of a change to the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and a recommendation from the Missouri Minimum Standards for School Buses Committee.  The amendment will enhance the safety of schoolchildren being transported in school buses.

Incorporated By Reference Material:  2017 Missouri Minimum Standards for School Buses

Order of Rulemaking
Incorporated by Reference Material:  2017 Missouri Minimum Standards for School Buses

No Yes 12/15/16 41 MoReg 1909 Yes 10/31/16


  • State Board of Education Agenda/Minutes
  • Incorporated by Reference Materials
  • Missouri Register
  • Code of State Regulations
  • Missouri Revised Statutes
  • Senate Bill 504
  • Periodic Rule Review - a five (5)-year rolling review of existing rules that began July 1, 2015, as set forth in Section 536.175, RSMo.  The report contains the results of the review which includes:  whether the rule continues to be necessary; whether the rule is obsolete; whether the rule overlaps; duplicates or conflicts with other rules; whether a less restrictive or more narrowly tailored rule is appropriate; whether the rule needs amendment or rescission; whether incorporated by reference materials are proper; and whether rules affecting small business are still relevant.  The report contains an appendix with the nature of the comments the Department has received on the rules and the agency responses to the comments.