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MCSS Legislative Report

January 2020

State News:

*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. 


 

Federal News:

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:

NCSS Legislative Updates:

Legislative Updates from the National Council for the Social Studies

NCSS Action Alert Center

Official Action updates taken by the National Council for the Social Studies and supported by MCSS

 

NCSS Position Statements

Official positions from the national

council and their advocacy issues at the local level. 

Missouri House Committee on Education:

Current Members and Bills Under Consideration in the Missouri House of Representatives Regarding Education

 

Missouri Senate Committee on Education:

Current Members and Bills Under Consideration in the Missouri Senate Regarding Education