House Bill proposes no minimum number of school days

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago February 27, 2016 Feb 27, 2016 Saturday, February 27 2016 Saturday, February 27, 2016 3:51:00 PM CST in News
By: Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - A bill will be heard Monday that would change the amount of days students in Missouri are required to attend school each year.

The bill would require school districts to meet a total of 1,044 hours each school year. The minimum number of school days would be set by each school district.

The board also must provide a minimum of 522 hours of kindergarten attendance with no minimum number of school days.

If passed, the bill would go into effect for the 2017-18 school year. 

The bill would also prohibit any student from spending more than 2% of school days taking required statewide assessments.

School districts in Missouri are currently required to meet a minimum of 174 school days.

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