Governor Parson and his administration have been working hard to protect the health and well-being of all Missourians. Here are the most critical actions he’s taken to protect the health of Missouri’s students and teachers and combat COVID-19.
Governor Parson’s actions enabled local school leaders to make the best decisions for their communities, resulting in the closure of all Missouri schools.
The governor removed regulatory barriers to ensure the teacher workforce shortage is not exacerbated by COVID-19
DHSS has directed that schools not resume classes before Monday, April 6, unless extended by further order of DHSS. Schools that want to extend closure past April 6 have the option to do so.
Statewide-required assessments have been canceled for the remainder of this school year.
Schools will not be required to make up the days/hours lost due to COVID-19 and missed calendar hours will not affect the calculation of average daily attendance.
Basic education foundation formula payments will not be interrupted due to COVID-19.
DESE has waived the requirements for any remaining student teaching and internship activities.
Secured necessary USDA waivers that enable local schools to feed their students during COVID-19 closures.
The Department of Higher Education has reduced or suspended A+ Scholarship eligibility requirements.