Missouri - HB541
Requires DESE to annually publish on their website a list of schools performing in the bottom 5% of schools for more than three years
December 16, 2020
DESE is required to rank all school buildings in the state based on student performance.
- If a school is listed in the bottom 5% for more than 3 years, it will be labeled “persistently failing.”
- Any district with more than 2 schools so labeled will be provisionally accredited.
- Buildings labeled 3 out of 5 years must either a) close, b) become a charter school, or c) pay for students to attend a different district or charter school.
- Any district with 20% or more of its students attending a labeled school must consider charter sponsorship and work with an “external partner.”