SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1953

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES HINSON (Sponsor) AND LOEHNER (Co-sponsor).

6215H.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 178.530, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to vocational programming in private schools.




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


            Section A. Section 178.530, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 178.530, to read as follows:

            178.530. 1. The state board of education shall establish standards and annually inspect, as a basis for approval, all public prevocational, vocational schools, Linn State Technical College, departments and classes receiving state or federal moneys for giving training in agriculture, industrial, home economics and commercial subjects and all schools, departments and classes receiving state or federal moneys for the preparation of teachers and supervisors of such subjects. The public prevocational and vocational schools, Linn State Technical College, departments, and classes, and the training schools, departments and classes are entitled to the state or federal moneys so long as they are approved by the state board of education, as to site, plant, equipment, qualifications of teachers, admission of pupils, courses of study and methods of instruction. All disbursements of state or federal moneys for the benefit of the approved prevocational and vocational schools, Linn State Technical College, departments and classes shall be made semiannually. The school board of each approved school or the governing body of Linn State Technical College shall file a report with the state board of education at the times and in the form that the state board requires. Upon receipt of a satisfactory report, the state board of education shall certify to the commissioner of administration for his approval the amount of the state and federal moneys due the school district or Linn State Technical College. The amount due the school district shall be certified by the commissioner of administration and proper warrant therefor shall be issued to the district treasurer or Linn State Technical College.

            2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, the state board of education shall establish standards for agricultural education that may be adopted by a private school that wishes to provide quality vocational programming outside the requirements of, but consistent with, the federal vocational education act. Such standards shall be sufficient to qualify a private school to apply to the state chapter for approval of a local chapter of a federally chartered national agricultural education association provided that such chapter shall not be eligible to receive state or federal funding for agricultural vocational education.