SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 97

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DIECKHAUS (Sponsor), FUNDERBURK AND JONES (89) (Co-sponsors).

5168L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

JOINT RESOLUTION

Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing section 2(a) of article IX of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the membership of the state board of education.




Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:


            That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2010, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article IX of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

            Section A. Section 2(a), article IX, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 2(a), to read as follows:

            Section 2(a). The supervision of instruction in the public schools shall be vested in a state board of education, consisting of [eight] six lay members and one active classroom teacher, one active building principal, and one active school superintendent. The six lay members shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate[; provided, that] . The active classroom teacher, active building principal, and active school superintendent members shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, and serve only one four-year term, except the terms of the first active classroom teacher, active building principal, and active school superintendent appointees shall be from one to four years, respectively. At no time shall more than [four] three of the lay members be of the same political party. The term of office of each lay member shall be [eight] four years, [except the terms of the first appointees shall be from one to eight years, respectively] with one reappointment possible. While attending to the duties of their office, members shall be entitled to receive only actual expenses incurred, and a per diem fixed by law.