SB 78 Creates the Missouri Senior Cadet Program for mentoring of kindergarten through eighth grade students
Sponsor: Wilson
LR Number: 0060S.01I Fiscal Note: 0060-01
Committee: Education
Last Action: 2/11/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 78 – This act creates the Missouri Senior Cadet Program, which will provide opportunities for twelfth graders in public school to mentor kindergarten through eighth grade students as described in the act. Participating students must be Missouri residents attending a Missouri high school, maintain a 3.0 GPA and plan to attend college. Twelfth graders who donate ten hours per week during the academic year will receive one elective credit that may be used to fulfill graduation requirements. If a student attends a public college or university located in Missouri after participating in the program, the state will provide a reimbursement in the amount of three credit hours per semester for up to four years. The provisions of this act will expire in six years unless reauthorized.

This act is identical to SB 1013 (2008) and similar to SB 921 (2006). This act is substantially similar to a provision contained in HCS#2/SS/SB 291 (2009).