SB 918
Establishes provisions relating to public school curriculum and instruction
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Last Action:
3/5/2024 - Hearing Conducted S Select Committee on Empowering Missouri Parents and Children Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2024

Current Bill Summary

SB 918 - This act prohibits school districts from teaching about The 1619 Project, critical race theory, or any divisive concepts, as such term is defined in the act. Districts are also prohibited from certain actions listed in the act relating to curriculum and instruction.

In adopting the essential knowledge and skills for the social studies curriculum for each grade level from kindergarten through 12th grade, each school district shall develop each student's civic knowledge as set forth in the act.

School districts shall not accept private funding for the purposes of teaching any curriculum substantially similar to critical race theory or The 1619 Project.

The Attorney General may investigate school districts for compliance with the act. Any school district that violates the provisions of the act shall have 50% of the district's state aid withheld until the district presents evidence to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that the district is no longer in violation of the act.

This act is similar to SB 770 (2024), identical to provisions in SB 42 (2023) and in SB 694 (2022), and similar to SB 172 (2023), SB 638 (2022), SB 676 (2022), SB 734 (2022), and SB 1184 (2022).



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