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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 30-4.050 Local School District Application for Exemption Under the School Start Date Law
Summary: This emergency rule sets out the process for local school districts to apply for an exemption under section 171.031, RSMo, regarding the school start date for the 2020-2021 school year. It also sets forth the criteria that must be met.


Emergency Rule: 5 CSR 30-660.085 Attendance Hour Reporting
Summary: This emergency rule establishes policies and standards for local education agencies (LEAs) for maintaining attendance hour records in accordance with Chaper 163, 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.

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: No
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Emergency Rules 
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: 7/17/20

Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 10-2.010 Scholarship Granting Organizations  
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because section 161.825, RSMo, had a sunset date of December 31, 2019, it was not reauthorized by the general assembly, and no entities have applied to be scholarship granting organizations.

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: No
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No. 9, page 589
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: ​4/29/20

Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 10-2.020 Scholarships 
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because section 161.825, RSMo, had a sunset date of December 31, 2019, and it was not reauthorized by the general assembly. No entities have applied to be scholarship granting organizations under 5 CSR 10-2.010 (also being rescinded at this time), and there are no outstanding scholarships. 


Proposed Rescission5 CSR 10-2.030 Eligibility for Scholarships 
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because section 161.825, RSMo, had a sunset date of December 31, 2019, and it was not reauthorized by the general assembly. No entities have applied to be scholarship granting organizations under 5 CSR 10-2.010 (also being rescinded at this time), and there are no outstanding scholarships.


Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 100.230 Virtual Instruction Program 
Summary: This amendment sets forth procedures and timelines for the denial of student enrollment in Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) courses and reporting requirements for local education agencies (LEAs). This amendment also clarifies the requirements for LEAs that request the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (department) to include its courses in the MOCAP catalog, as authorized by section 161.670, RSMo.


Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.160 
Summary: This rule is being rescinded due to current requirements being contained within 5 CSR 20-400.610.

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: Yes 
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No. 13, page 993
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: 7/1/20

Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.170 
Summary: This rule is being rescinded due to current requirements being contained within 5 CSR 20-400.640.


Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.190 
Summary: This rule is being rescinded due to current requirements being contained within 5 CSR 20-400.660; 5 CSR 20-400.670; and 5 CSR 20-400.680.

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: Yes 
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No. 13, page 994
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: 7/1/20

Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.200
Summary: This rule is being rescinded due to current requirements being contained within 5 CSR 20-400.700.

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: Yes 
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No. 13, page 994
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: 7/1/20

Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.300 Procedures and Standards for Approval of Professional Education Programs in Missouri  
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because these requirements are contained within 5 CSR 20-400.440.


Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.310 Basic Education Competencies Required Prior to Admission to Approved Teacher Education Programs in Missouri  
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because these requirements are contained within 5 CSR 20-400.440.

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: No
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No. 9, page 590
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: ​4/29/20

Proposed Rescission: 5 CSR 20-400.320 Innovative and Alternative Professional Education Programs   
Summary: This rule is being rescinded because these requirements are contained within 5 CSR 20-400.440.


Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 20-400.330 Clinical Experience Requirements for Candidates in Professional Education Programs. 
Summary: This amendment  updates the definition for a teacher assistant. 

  • Fiscal Note: No
  • Supporting Documents: No
  • Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No.4, page 311
  • Small Business Impact Statement: No
  • Date Posted: 2/18/2020

Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 20-400.440 Procedures and Standards for Approval and Accreditation of Professional Education Programs in Missouri   
Summary: This proposed amendment updates language and requirements for the approval and accreditation of professional education programs.


Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 20-400.660 Certification Requirements for Career Education (Secondary) 7-12 Certificates
Summary: This amendment is to add the area of Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician as a skilled technical science certificate.


Proposed Amendment: 5 CSR 30-261.045 Pupil Transportation in Vehicles Other Than School Buses
Summary: The amendment removes the requirement for restroom facilities in common carriers used to transport students to and from field trips or other special trips for educational purposes.

Fiscal Note: No
Supporting Documents: No
Link to Missouri Register: MoReg, Vol. 45, No. 9, page 592
Small Business Impact Statement: No
Date Posted: 4/29/20


 


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