Legislative Advocacy

2021

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education carefully reviews legislation filed to determine the potential impact on arts education, arts educators and students of the arts. Find below the legislation under review within the current year.

Bill #

Sponsor

Description

MAAE Response

SB 055

similar to HB 494 (before the Senate Committee Substitution)

Provides that no public school shall be a member of a statewide activities association if it prohibits a home school student from participating in any event or activity offered by a public school in the school district in which the student resides.

DEVELOPMENT 1/21/21: SB55 to be combined with two other ed bills (23 and 25) which are concerned with charter school expansion, vouchers, and school choice. Summary - New combined text

Christofanelli, Phil

Adam Schwadron

Chris Sander

Establishes the "Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program."

Hurlbert, Josh

Dirk Deaton

Ben Baker

Provides that no public school shall be a member of a statewide activities association if it prohibits a home school student from participating in any event or activity offered by a public school in the school district in which the student resides.

written testimony offered 3/2/21

Kyna Iman offered in-person testimony 3/2/21

Allows show choir and marching band to satisfy high school physical education credits


Allows school districts to issue school district teaching permits for persons without a certificate of license to teach granted by the state board of education


Requires school districts and charter schools to develop a policy for inspection of classroom instructional material


HB 520

similar to SB 33

Establishes the Competency-based Education Grant Program and Competency-based Education Task Force, and allows school districts and charter schools to receive funding for high school students taking competency-based credits.


SB 33

similar to HB 520

Establishes the Competency-based Education Grant Program and Competency-based Education Task Force, and allows school districts and charter schools to receive funding for high school students taking competency-based credits.

HB 581

similar to SB 30

Establishes the "21st-Century Missouri Education Task Force"


SB 30

similar to HB 540

Establishes the "Show Me a Brighter Future Scholarship Act"

HB 540

similar to SB 30

Establishes the "Show Me a Brighter Future Scholarship Act"


HB 624

similar to SB 34

"Show Me Success Diploma Program " and establishment of the "Competency-Based Education Task Force" to study and develop competency-based education programs in public schools.

The MAAE greatly appreciates the financial support provided by the Francis Family Foundation and the MAAE member organizations for
Fine Arts Education Day.

Missouri Alliance for Arts Education

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