SB 29 - This act modifies provisions relating to the employment of teachers in school districts.
REDUCTION IN FORCE: This act repeals the criteria that a school board uses when placing teachers on leave of absence because of a decrease in student enrollment, district reorganization, or financial condition. (Section 168.221 and repeal of section 168.124)
ABOLITION OF COURSES OR SUBJECTS IN THE ST. LOUIS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: This act repeals a provision governing the St. Louis City School District that requires when particular subjects or courses of instruction are eliminated, the teachers of those subjects or courses not be placed on leave of absence if they are qualified to teach other subjects or courses and a position is available. (Section 168.221)
This act is identical to provisions contained in SB 27 (2015).