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  161.209.  Rules and policies, department has affirmative duty to seek comment on — review of existing rules and policies, procedure — no penalty for failure to meet resource standards, when. — 1.  The department of elementary and secondary education has an affirmative duty to seek comment on its rules, regulations, and policies after their final approval or implementation.  The department shall undertake such review on existing rules, regulations, and policies on an ad hoc, periodic basis with a priority given to such rules, regulations, and policies that could successfully be revised without affecting student achievement to accommodate periods when there is no increase in the appropriation for basic state aid funding pursuant to section 163.031 from one fiscal year to the next or when withholdings of appropriated funds result in a situation equivalent to no increase in such appropriation.

  2.  For fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, if the appropriation for subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031 is less than the annualized calculation of the amount needed for the phase-in required under subsection 4 for that fiscal year or the appropriation for transportation as provided in subsection 3 of section 163.031 is funded at a level that provides less than seventy-five percent of allowable costs, the department shall not penalize any district undergoing its accreditation review for a failure to meet resource standards under the Missouri school improvement program.  If the governor withholds funds for the school funding formula basic apportionment under section 163.031 in fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013, school districts undergoing accreditation review in the fiscal year following the fiscal year of withholding shall not be penalized for failure to meet resource standards under the Missouri school improvement program.


(L. 2004 S.B. 968 and S.B. 969, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1543)

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