Another group that I met with this week was the Missouri Main Street Connection, a group that enhances the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri. It is impressive when so many people support upcoming legislation. Thank you to eveyone who made the trip to Jefferson City to advocate for the issues that concern you.
Elementary and Secondary Education Committee
There were two bills discussed this week in the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. The first was House Bill 1629, Virtual Schools, which would allow students to enroll in a school district other than their own for the purpose of attending virtual courses or programs. To find out more on this legislation click here.
The second bill that was talked about in the Education Committee was House Bill 1425, Student Academic Progression. This bill requires each school district to establish a comprehensive program for student academic progression. If you would like more information on this bill it can be found here.
On the Floor this Week
House Committee Subsitute House Bills 1186 & 1147 dealing with English-only drivers examinations were discussed this week and the amendments were heard on the house floor on Tuesday. However, the legislation remains on the calendar, and will brought up again at a later date. More information about this legislation can be found here.
There were several House Consent Bills that were passed on the floor this week including HB 1188, Administration of Asthma Medication, and HB 1128, National Guard Ribbons and Awards. To find out what other Consent Bills were passed this week click here.
Former Student Spotlight
Former student Nick Henderson is now a senior at Truman State University in Kirksville. He is currently working hard as an intern in the office of the Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan, here at the Capitol.
It was great to reunite with friends from the Missouri Retired Teachers Association!