Steve Cookson represents House District 153 in the Missouri House, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 117 bills.
Increases funding under the school funding formula for school districts with an assessed valuation per student that fell within the lowest 10% of all school districts in the 2004-05 school year
Requires school terms in the summer to be four-day school weeks and contains language clarifying notice requirements for early school opening dates
Requires school financial audits to contain certain information relating to extracurricular activities within the school district
Caps school superintendent salaries and requires publication of school employee salaries in local newspapers
Clarifies the powers of boards of education and individual board members
Imposes penalties against parents or guardians of children who are not enrolled in school or who are habitually absent without excuse
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