SB 921 Establishes the "Missouri Senior Cadets Program"
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 4354S.01I Fiscal Note: 4354-01
Committee: Education
Last Action: 4/4/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 921 - This act establishes the Missouri Senior Cadets Program.

The program will encourage high school seniors to mentor kindergarten through eighth grade students in their respective school districts for a minimum of ten hours per week during the school year. The act sets up eligibility criteria for mentors.

If a mentor successfully provides mentoring services for an average of at least ten hours per week during a school year, the mentor shall receive: one hour of class credit which may satisfy elective gradation requirements; and if the mentor attends college with the stated intention of becoming a teacher, the mentor shall be reimbursed by DESE for the costs of one credit hour per semester for a total of no more than eight semesters.

The act establishes the "Missouri Junior/Senior Cadets Fund" in the state treasury.

This act is similar to SB 1134 (2004).