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MNEA Special Legislative Update – June 26, 2015
By Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director
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GOVERNOR VETOES STUDENT TRANSFER, VIRTUAL AND CHARTER EXPANSION BILL
Governor Jay Nixon announced on June 26 that he will veto CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 42.  The veto was scheduled to be publicized at events in schools in Springfield and Ritenour school districts.
The Association opposes the final version of HB 42 and appreciates the action of the Governor to veto this harmful legislation.  MNEA urges legislators to vote in opposition to the bill and sustain the veto, should the bill be brought up for an override attempt in the Veto Session this September.
The legislature has again missed the opportunity to directly address the adverse financial impact caused by the state’s accreditation policy and State Board intervention in conjunction with the student transfer law on districts such as Riverview Gardens and Normandy.
The State Board and the legislature must correct this failing state policy: lack of support and ineffective state interference in local schools.  Failing to do so will consign other districts to suffer similar financial and educational harm if designated as unaccredited.
Unfortunately, HB 42 does little to improve the educational outcomes in struggling school districts and communities.  The bill doesn’t fully address the student transfer issue.  Instead, it undermines local control of schools across the state and enacts an expansion of charter and private virtual schools which is largely unrelated to student transfers and serves to divert public funds for the profit of private or quasi-private schools.
Stay tuned for further updates on opportunities to support the Association’s efforts to sustain the Governor’s veto of HB 42.  The Association will need members to contact and meet with legislators to remind them of the many concerns with HB 42 and ensure that it does not become law.

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About this veto in the News from progressmissouri.org
NIXON VETOES TRANSFER BILL. Governor Nixon said earlier today that he is vetoing this year’s school transfer bill because it doesn’t solve the problems of unaccredited school districts and creates new difficulties for public education in Missouri.
•    Post-Dispatch: Nixon vetoes school transfers bill
•    KWMU: Nixon vetoes school bill, saying it doesn’t solve transfer problems
•    KC Star: Gov. Jay Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfer bill, blocking charter
•    KMBC: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto school transfer bill
•    KMOX: Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators frustrated
•    KC Business Journal: Report: Nixon will veto school transfer bill

Legislative Update
by Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director
Number 18   May 20, 2015

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SENATE SLOWDOWN AT SESSION END; MANY BILLS DIE
SPEAKER DIEHL RESIGNS; REP. RICHARDSON SELECTED AS NEW SPEAKER
WHAT YOU CAN DO

SUMMARY OF WHAT PASSED AND WHAT DIDN’T
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EDUCATION BUDGET
STUDENT TRANSFER/CHARTER AND VIRTUAL EXPANSION BILL
SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK”
ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS (SPRINGFIELD AND ST. JOSEPH)
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PERIOD
HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION
DYSLEXIA
CHARTER SCHOOLS
OUTDOOR CAMPUS EXPRESSION
A+ SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
MOST COLLEGE SAVINGS FUND
DID NOT PASS
PAYCHECK DECEPTION
MANDATED UNION RECERTIFICATION ELECTIONS
ACCREDITATION AND LOCAL CONTROL OF ASSESSMENT
2.55% FACTOR PSRS BILL
VIRTUAL COURSE ACCESS
WORKING AFTER RETIREMENT HOURS AND CONTRACTORS (KELLY SERVICES)
PENSION FORFEITURE
ST. LOUIS SCHOOL RETIREMENT
PHOTO ID
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AND WHISTLE-BLOWER LAW
PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
WORKPLACE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS
TABOR
SMALL SCHOOLS FUNDING
DEBT SERVICE LIMIT
CIVICS TESTING CHANGES
CONSTITUTION PROJECT
DAILY PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
LEARNING STANDARDS WORK GROUPS
PARENTAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION
CAREER AND TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE
GIFTED EDUCATION FUNDING
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION
ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES
CPR INSTRUCTION
REMEDIATION AND DROPOUT
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
POST-SECONDARY COURSE OPTIONS
DUAL CREDIT COURSES
BRIGHT FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS
ACCESS MISSOURI SCHOLARSHIPS
SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS
STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE SEVERELY DISABLED
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Missouri NEA Weekly Legislative Update Number 17 – May 8, 2015
By Otto Fajen MNEA Legislative Director
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LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS FOR WEEK
LEGISLATURE APPROVES STUDENT TRANSFER BILL
CONFERENCE ACTION ON OMNIBUS EDUCATION BILL
CONFERENCE ACTION ON SCHOOL RETIREMENT OMNIBUS BILL
CONFERENCE ACTION ON CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION BILL
ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION
SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
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Missouri NEA Legislative Update   Week 17, No. 2, May 5, 2015
By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director
LEGISLATURE APPROVES STUDENT TRANSFER BILL
OMNIBUS EDUCATION BILL GOES TO CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE ACTION ON SCHOOL RETIREMENT OMNIBUS BILL
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION BILL GOES TO CONFERENCE
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Missouri NEA Legislative Update   Week 17, No. 1, May 4, 2015
By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director
ACTION NEEDED: URGE LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE STUDENT TRANSFER BILL
HOUSE APPROVES CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION BILL
OMNIBUS EDUCATION BILL GOES TO CONFERENCE
SCHOOL RETIREMENT OMNIBUS BILL IN CONFERENCE
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MNEA Legislative ACTION ALERT Week 16, May 1, 2015
By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director
ACTION NEEDED: URGE LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE STUDENT TRANSFER BILL continue reading…

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Missouri NEA Legislative Update   Week 16, No. 3, April 29, 2015
By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director
STUDENT TRANSFER BILL IN CONFERENCE
SCHOOL RETIREMENT OMNIBUS BILL
SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES TABOR PROPOSAL
PENSION FORFEITURE
PARENTAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BOARD
ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES
HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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Missouri NEA Legislative Update   Week 16, No. 2, April 28, 2015
By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director
STUDENT TRANSFER BILL IN CONFERENCE
ACCREDITATION AND LOCAL CONTROL OF ASSESSMENT
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AND WHISTLE-BLOWER LAW
HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BOARD
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES
PENSION FORFEITURE
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION
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Missouri NEA Legislative Update   Week 16, No. 1, April 27, 2015
By Otto Fajen  MNEA Legislative Director
STUDENT TRANSFER BILL IN CONFERENCE
LEARNING STANDARDS WORK GROUPS
VIRTUAL COURSE ACCESS
HARRIS-STOWE STATE UNIVERSITY
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES
SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS
PENSION FORFEITURE
PARENTAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION
CONSTITUTION PROJECT
HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION
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Legislative Update   by Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director
Number 15 April 23, 2015
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STUDENT TRANSFER BILL IN CONFERENCE
EDUCATION BUDGET PASSED BY LEGISLATURE
HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE CREATES OMNIBUS BILL
SCHOOL RETIREMENT
ACCREDITATION AND LOCAL CONTROL OF ASSESSMENT
SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES TABOR PROPOSAL
CIVICS TESTING BILL DEFEATED IN SENATE COMMITTEE
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BOARD
ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
REMEDIATION AND DROPOUT
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AND WHISTLE-BLOWER LAW
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION
PENSION FORFEITURE
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION
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