SB 0039 Children & minors: School registration, fees
Committee:EDUCLR Number:L0430.10C
Last Action:05/15/95 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading w/HCS
Title:HCS/SCS/SB 39
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 39 - This act addresses juvenile education and crime.

160.261 - DISCIPLINE POLICY - All school district employees shall receive yearly instruction regarding the discipline policy. The policy must require that school administrators report acts of school violence to appropriate school district employees and law enforcement agencies. "Act of school violence" is defined. The policy must provide for a minimum 1 year suspension, or expulsion, for a pupil determined to have brought a weapon to school. Certain discretionary exceptions are detailed, and the term "weapon" shall mean "firearm" as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921. The school board shall list and define specific acts that constitute a violation of the policy.

162.680 - HANDICAP/DISABILITY - Children with disabilities that result in violent behavior may be removed by the school board to a more appropriate setting.

167.020 - ENROLLMENT OF PUPILS - The parent, legal guardian or pupil shall provide, at the time of registration, either: (1) proof of residency; (2) proof that a waiver has been requested; or (3) proof of status as parent or court appointed legal guardian. The superintendent may convene a hearing regarding the registration of a pupil that may create an immediate danger to pupils and employees.

Hardship or good cause is basis for a waiver to be granted by the district board, and an adverse decision is appealable by an aggrieved party. Any person submitting false information in satisfying any of the registration requirements is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. The school board may institute a civil action to recover costs of education for any pupil whose registration was based on false information. Written reciprocity agreements between school districts are allowed. The registration requirements shall not apply to a homeless child, as defined by the act.

Within 48 hours of enrollment pursuant to section 167.020, the school official shall request all academic and discipline records from all schools attended by the student within the last 12 months. A response to this document request must be accomplished within 7 days. Any suspension or expulsion shall be effective in all public school districts, with certain discretionary exceptions.

167.126 - DMH PLACEMENT - Children admitted to programs or facilities of the DMH shall have a right to educational services as provided by law, including the right to attend public school. Provisions regarding the payment of educational services are detailed, as well as provisions regarding enrollment of children who live outside of Missouri or whose parents or guardians do not reside in the school district.

167.161 - REMOVAL - Provides for the immediate removal of a pupil that poses a threat of harm to himself or others.

167.171 - SUSPENSION - Principals may suspend a pupil for up to 10 school days, while superintendents may suspend a pupil for up to 90 school days. No school board may readmit or enroll a suspended or expelled pupil without first holding a conference to review the record.

Section 1 - NOTICE - Juvenile officers shall notify the appropriate school district when a petition has been filed alleging that a juvenile has committed first or second degree murder, kidnapping, first degree assault, forcible rape or sodomy, or first degree robbery or arson. The juvenile officer must also provide notice before a juvenile is scheduled to return to school.

Section 2 - TRAINING - The DESE shall provide violence prevention programs which shall subsequently be adopted by the State Board of Education. Specific program requirements are detailed, as well as program funding. The standard Joint Committee on Administrative Rules language is adopted. RONALD J. LEONE