House Bill proposes no minimum number of school days
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.