SB 298 - This act regards the superintendent and teachers of the St. Louis Public school system.
The act alters the current statutory requirement that the superintendent's supervision of the school system be subject the control of the board and instead asserts that the superintendent's supervision of the school system be subject to policies established by the board.
Current law mandates that the superintendent hire a treasurer, a commissioner of school buildings, and as many associate and assistant superintendents as the superintendent deems necessary. This act alters the aforementioned mandate so that the superintendent has the option as to whether to fill such positions.
Current law requires that only the districts teaching appointments and promotions be based on merit. Under the provisions of this act, all of the district's employee appointments and promotions will be merit-based.
This act is contained in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 297.