Steve Cookson represents House District 153 in the Missouri House, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 116 bills.
Requires school financial audits to contain certain information relating to extracurricular activities within the school district
Requires school terms in the summer to be four-day school weeks and contains language clarifying notice requirements for early school opening dates
Raises the minimum teacher salary for the 2016-2017 school year, subject to appropriation
Limits school district participation in the career ladder program to accredited districts
Caps school superintendent salaries and requires publication of school employee salaries in local newspapers
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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