SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 2229

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE COOKSON.

6453L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To amend chapter 160, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to school-supported sports.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Chapter 160, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 160.2525, to read as follows:

            160.2525. 1. Within six months after a school district first scores less than seventy-five percent of the available points on its annual performance report and, if applicable, within six months after the state board of education classifies a district as unaccredited or provisionally accredited, the school board or governing body of the district shall consider the issue of whether to continue to offer school-supported sports.

            2. The meeting required under subsection 1 of this section shall be open under chapter 610, held after 5:30 p.m., and may be part of a regular meeting. The agenda shall allow at least one hour for testimony from the public. If the school district has issued a revenue bond for the construction of an athletic facility under section 164.231, the district shall disclose the financial implications as verified by the school audit of continuing or discontinuing school-supported sports at the meeting.

            3. The school board or governing body shall vote on the issue of whether to continue to offer school-supported sports within thirty business days after the hearing required under subsection 1 of this section is concluded.