FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 787
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES OXFORD (Sponsor), LAMPE, NASHEED, CHAPPELLE-NADAL, WALTON, EL-AMIN, DAUS, FAITH, KUESSNER, BLAND, MEADOWS, SCHOEMEHL, STORCH, HAYWOOD, SWINGER, FALLERT, GEORGE, CORCORAN, TALBOY, WRIGHT-JONES, HOLSMAN, PAGE AND YAEGER (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time February 7, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 160, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to school class size.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 160, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 160.067, to read as follows:
160.067. Notwithstanding any law or administrative rule to the contrary, in any metropolitan school district and any seven-director school district located in the county with a charter form of government and with more than one million inhabitants, student enrollment in individual classes shall be consistent with the following:
(1) For grades K-2, class size shall not exceed nineteen students, with a desirable class size of fifteen students or fewer;
(2) For grades 3-4, class size shall not exceed twenty students, with a desirable class size of seventeen students or fewer;
(3) For grades 5-6, class size shall not exceed twenty-three students, with a desirable class size of nineteen students or fewer; and
(4) For grades 7-12, class size shall not exceed twenty-three students, with a desirable class size of twenty students or fewer.