Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Special Session Measures Introduced and Begin to Move Through Legislative Process

JEFFERSON CITY — After the gavel sounded the start of special session in the Missouri Senate on Sept. 6, several bills have already been introduced and assigned to their respective committees.

Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, addresses a provision in legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2011 regular session that required school districts to adopt a teacher/employee-student communications policy by Jan. 1, 2012.

Sen. Cunningham’s legislation would still require school districts to adopt a communications policy by the first of January next year; however, her bill lays out the required components for inclusion in each district’s policy, including:

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