MCSS Legislative Report
*These are updates to bills from the Missouri Legislative Session that closed in June.
HB 165 (Ellington): Specifies that students shall take a world history course in order to graduate from high school (Referred to the Special Committee on Student Accountability)
HCR 47 (Trent)- This resolution designates every November as National American History and Founders Month. (Reported Do Pass out Special Committee on Tourism on 4/30/19)
SCR 11 (Hough) - This resolution designates every November as National American History and Founders Month. (Reported Do Pass out of Special Committee on Tourism 4/25/19)
*This appears to be the only things going on that directly impact Social Studies education in the state. However, there are numerous bills addressing school funding, charter schools, and school retirement that may impact large parts of our membership.
As always, feel free to use the Missouri Legislative Bill Tracker to keep up on any new bills that are being introduced or moving through the legislative process, especially when the new session opens again on Wednesday, January 9, 2020.
Links of Interest:
Legislative Updates from the National Council for the Social Studies
Official Action updates taken by the National Council for the Social Studies and supported by MCSS
Official positions from the national
council and their advocacy issues at the local level.
Current Members and Bills Under Consideration in the Missouri House of Representatives Regarding Education
Current Members and Bills Under Consideration in the Missouri Senate Regarding Education