FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 562

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES MORGAN (Sponsor), MAYFIELD, NEWMAN, OTTO, RUNIONS, BUTLER, MCCANN BEATTY, MIMS, SCHIEFFER, RIZZO, LAFAVER, SCHUPP AND ELLINGTON (Co-sponsors).

0650L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

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 urban school district, as defined in section 160.011, located in a home rule city with more than four hundred thousand inhabitants and located in more than one county, 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.