Jefferson City, Missouri. – Senate Bill 681 is this year’s omnibus education legislation. A slew of changes will come into effect with the 2023-2024 school year, some focused on drinking water safety and others lowering the bar for becoming a substitute teacher, instituting a “Holocaust Education Week “, the BRITE law and drug addiction. recovery programs for high school students.
Senator Cindy O’Laughlin of Shelbina is sponsoring the measure. When she presented this proposal to the Missouri Senate Education Committee on January 25, his bill was different from what would eventually pass:
Senator Lauren Arthur of Kansas City sponsors Senate Bill 662which would later be combined with Senate Bill 681:
Senate Bills 681 and 662 also establish the Show-Me Success diploma program, revise adult high school language, and the Missouri Advisory Council for Educator Preparation.
Audio courtesy of the Missouri Senate.