SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 902
88TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LUMPE AND KAUFFMAN (Cosponsors)
Prefiled December 18, 1995 and 1000 copies ordered printed.
DOUGLAS W. BURNETT, Chief Clerk
Relating to gender discrimination in public schools.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri,
Section 1. 1. The state department of elementary and secondary
education shall cooperate with the Missouri women's council, established
in chapter 186, RSMo, to research and survey each of Missouri's
public school districts to ascertain:
(1) Compliance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972;
(2) The differentiation of participation rates between males
and females in courses, counseling, classroom activities, athletic
programs and vocational programs;
(3) Sexual harassment policies and how such policies are implemented;
(4) Any other areas in which gender inequities may exist.
2. The department commissioner shall designate a department
representative to coordinate efforts with the executive director
of the Missouri women's council to carry out the provisions of
this section. The council shall prepare a gender equity report
within ninety days after August 28, 1996. The council shall submit
such gender equity report to the speaker of the house of representatives
and the president pro tempore of the senate. The report, compiled
after consultation with leading authorities in education equity,
shall make recommendations on policies and programs which the
legislature shall consider for implementation in the public schools
of this state in order to achieve gender equity.