Welcome to dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome your feedback.

2017 Key Education Legislation

Bills below, which become law, are effective August 28, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Please note that the links below are to the Missouri General Assembly'​s website.

HB 93 (Lauer) - Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to grant a license to a Missouri-based nonprofit organization before January 1, 2018, to establish and operate four adult high schools. The high schools would serve individuals without a high school diploma who are at least 21 years old. The high schools have to offer industry certification programs that include a high school diploma. The schools are to be located in St. Louis City, Butler County or contiguous counties, Greene County or contiguous counties, and Boone County or contiguous counties. DESE is required to establish specific requirements for a student to obtain a high school diploma.        

Signed by Governor, July 5, 2017

SB 283 (Hegeman) – Modifies the initial terms of directors elected to the Kansas City Public Schools school board in 2019, such that the terms of office of directors are staggered.