SB 0948 Requires National Guard to establish pilot public school program to teach military discipline
LR Number:4269S.01I Fiscal Note:4269-01
Last Action:04/12/00 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Education Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 948 - This act establishes a pilot program of public grade school instruction using military training and motivation methods. The program shall be jointly established by the Missouri National Guard, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Social Services.

The program may include and emphasize appropriate role model examples, adventure training, codes of conduct and policies on discipline.

Students in the seventh or eighth grades may apply to attend the program upon recommendation of their school administration, or upon recommendation by local division of family services counselors.

The program shall be a four-week residential program at a National Guard facility. National Guard military training instructors shall have overall responsibility for the students. Academic instruction shall be provided by the local school system and needed training for the families of the students shall be provided by school counselors or the Department of Social Services.

The "National Guard Pilot Instruction Program Fund" is created and shall be used to fund the program. The Fund may receive any grants, gifts, donations and appropriations for establishing and operating the program.