hb0501i-Introduced Bill Text
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 501
90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SCHEVE AND McCLELLAND (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 19, 1999, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 171.031, RSMo 1994, relating to school term starting dates, and to enact in lieu
thereof one new section relating to the same subject.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 171.031, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu
thereof, to be known as section 171.031, to read as follows:
171.031. 1. Each school board shall prepare annually a calendar for the school term, specifying
the opening date and providing a minimum term of at least one hundred seventy-four days and
one thousand forty-four hours of actual pupil attendance. The opening date shall not be earlier
than the [first] fifteenth day of [September] August, except[:
(1) If the first day of September falls on Labor Day or a Saturday or Sunday, the school board in
any school district may move the starting day for that term to a subsequent school day;
(2)] in school districts in which schools are in session for twelve months of each calendar year[;
(3) In school districts in which the school board determines students are needed for agricultural
2. No school day shall be longer than seven hours except for vocational schools which may
adopt an eight-hour day in a metropolitan school district and a school district in a first class
county adjacent to a city not within a county.
Missouri House of