Missouri – 2015 – SB 172 – Elementary and Secondary Education

missouri300This act requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to employ a dyslexia specialist. The dyslexia specialist will assist the department with developing and administering professional development programs no later than the 2016-2017 school year.

The bill also expands the list of violent offenses that must be reported by school officials to law enforcement; prevents school districts from using a student’s participation in advanced placement courses as a basis for determining whether the child is gifted; establishes a committee on schools for the severely disabled; and contains other educational provisions.