MCSS Legislative Report
*The legislative session opened on Wednesday, January 8th at noon*
The following bills, related to Social Studies, have been pre-filed for this session:
HB1345: (LR# 3780H.01I) - Allows school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament
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.
President Trump has already outlined the budget he is preparing for FY2019 and information about its impact on education can be found here: FY2019 Education Budget Information
NCSS has also updated/revamped their positions page which you can find here: NCSS Positions. While there have been no changes in their position, NCSS attempted to make their positions more user friendly and accessible to members.
NCSS has great resources for helping you to advocate for Social Studies Education under their Advocacy tab. Please feel free to use these resources on a local, state, and national level!
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