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.”

Similar to SB 133 (O'Laughlin)

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Sponsor Representative Ed Lewis (R-6)

March 10 Passed House's Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

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