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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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Proposed Rule Summary Fiscal Note(s) Supporting
Link to
Missouri Register
Small Business
Impact Statement
Date Posted
5 CSR 20-100.110

Programs for Gifted Children - This amendment contains changes to update the language for clarity and make the rule more accurate with the current practice and the terminology used.

Order of Rulemaking

No No


41 MoReg 443

No 2/19/16
5 CSR 20-100.120

Advanced Placement [Dual Credit Course,] and International Baccalaureate Fee Payment Program - This amendment is to make revisions that need to be made because the rule contains language for a state funded program that included Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual credit fees that has not been funded for several years.  This program will not be revived or funded in the near future.

Order of Rulemaking

No No 04/01/16   41 MoReg 443-444 No 2/19/16
5 CSR  20-100.180

Waiver of Regulations - This rule established the criteria and procedures for annually identifying school district and/or school building eligibility for waivers in compliance with state statutes.

Order of Rulemaking

No No 03/01/16    41 MoReg 307-308 No 2/1/16
5 CSR 20-200.110

Standards and Operational Requirements.  This rule established the policies and standards to assist any district in establishing before- and after-school child care programs for school-age children who are enrolled in the district and who are between the ages of five and fourteen years.  A district may establish such a program directly or through contract with any not-for-profit corporation.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 20-200.120

Allowable Activities and Participating Student Eligibility.  This rule defined activities which were considered as permissible through the Sponsorship and Mentoring Program and categories of students eligible for program participation.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 20-200.130

Administration, Eligible Contributors, and Tax Credits.  This rule defined eligible administrators and contributors, and established guidelines which governed Sponsorship and Mentoring Program tax credits.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 20-200.140

Standards for Submission and Review of Proposals.  This rule identified the content of acceptable proposals, and the review and approval process of proposals deemed acceptable by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 20-200.150

Missouri Textbook Filing.  This regulation established requirements for publishers who wish to sell textbooks to the public schools of the state.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 20-200.220

Determining Schools Having High Concentration of Low-Income Children for Purposes of National Defense Education, National Direct and Federal Perkins Student Loan.  This rule established teachers who have been the recipients of National Defense Education loans, National Direct Student loans or Federal Perkins Student loans may be eligible for partial cancellation of their loans if they are teaching in schools with high concentrations of low-income children.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in cooperation with the United States Department of Education (USDE), annually prepares a list of schools having high concentrations of low-income students under criteria provided by the USDE.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 20-200.270

Student Suicide Prevention Programs.  This rule established procedures for the establishment or expansion of student suicide prevention programs.

Order of Rulemaking

No No   No 5/25/16
5 CSR 30-680.050

Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Milk in Schools - This amendment is to assure that school districts are electing to participate in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Option or other Special Provision Options to include Provision 1, Provision 2, and Provision 3 are able to include students in the threshold calculation for free and reduced lunch as set forth in sections 163.011(6) and 163.011(7), RSMo.

Order of Rulemaking

No Yes 6/1/16 41 MoReg 737-738 No 4/20/16


  • 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.