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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.  

Any person may offer comments on a Proposed Rule. The instructions for submitting comments, and the location and date of a hearing if one is scheduled, are located after the text of each rule. Please note that the official text of a Proposed Rule is the version that appears in the Missouri Register, not the draft copy on this site. Refer to the official copy if you wish to submit comments.

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Emergency Rule: 5 CSR 30-660.090 Charter School Local Education Agency (LEA) Attendance Hour Reporting
Summary: This emergency rule establishes policies and standards for charter school local education agencies (LEAs) for providing foundation formula payment in accordance with Chapter 160, RSMo, to meet the health and safety needs of students and faculty if social distancing is necessary due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.


Emergency Amendment: 5 CSR 20-400.220 Application for Substitute Certificate of License to Teach 
Summary: This emergency amendment adds language that allows department-approved training as an alternative route to gain a substitute certificate of license to teach. This will expedite a strategy for addressing shortages of substitute teachers.


Proposed  Rescission: 5 CSR 20-100.250 Charter Schools  
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because the standards for evaluating charter school sponsors have been incorporated into 5 CSR 20-100.260, Standards for Charter Sponsorship.


Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 20-400.220 Application for Substitute Certificate of License to Teach
Summary: This proposed amendment adds language that allows department-approved training as an alternative route to gain a substitute certificate of license to teach.


Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 20-400.640 Certification Requirements for Initial Student Services Certificate 
Summary: This amendment will replace initial counselor K-8 and initial counselor 7-12 certificates with an initial counselor K-12 certificate and update the requirements for the counselor culminating clinical experience. 


Porposed Rule: 5 CSR 30-660.090 Charter School Local Education Agency (LEA) Attendance Hour Reporting
Summary: This proposed rule establishes policies and standards for charter school local education agencies (LEAs) for providing foundation formula payment in accordance with Chaper 160, RSMo, to meet the health and safety needs of students and faculty if social distancing is necessary due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.


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