The Joint Committee on Education is a statutory committee created in Section 160.254, RSMo. The Committee has fourteen members, seven from the Senate and seven from the House of Representatives.

Senator Andrew Koenig, Chairman Representative Doug Richey, Vice-Chairman
Senator Lauren Arthur Representative Marlon Anderson
Senator Jill Carter Representative Paula Brown
Senator Mike Cierpiot Representative Ingrid Burnett
Senator Bill Eigel Representative Mike Haffner
Senator Elaine Gannon Representative Ed Lewis
Senator Greg Razer Representative Brad Pollitt

The Joint Committee on Education will

• Review and monitor the progress of education in the state’s public schools and institutions of higher education.

• Receive reports from the Commissioner of Education concerning the public schools and from the Commissioner of Higher Education concerning institutions of Higher Education.

• Make recommendations to the General Assembly for legislative action.

Elementary and Secondary Education

• Upon review, approve or deny any expenditures made by the Commissioner of Education pursuant to section 160.530, subsection 5.

Higher Education

• Monitor the establishment of performance measures as required by section 173.1006, RSMo., and report on their establishment to the Governor and the General Assembly.

• Annually review the collection of information under section 173.093, RSMo, to facilitate a more accurate comparison of the actual costs at public and private higher education institutions.

• Within three years of August 28, 2007, review a new model for the funding of public higher education institutions upon submission of such model by the coordinating board for higher education.

• Within three years of August 28, 2007, review the impact of the higher education student funding act established in sections 173.1000 to 173.1006.

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Kevin Gwaltney, Ph.D., Executive Director
State Capitol Building, Rm. 235C
(573) 751-0204

Links of Interest

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Higher Education