SB 1376
Authorizes school districts and charter schools to employ or accept chaplains as volunteers
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Last Action:
2/8/2024 - Second Read and Referred S Select Committee on Empowering Missouri Parents and Children Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2024

Current Bill Summary

SB 1376 - This act authorizes a public school district or public charter school to employ a chaplain or accept a chaplain as a volunteer.

A chaplain shall not be required to be a certified teacher in order to work or volunteer for a school district or charter school. A background check shall be conducted on any chaplain prior to such chaplain's commencement of employment or volunteer service. A school district or charter school shall not employ or accept as a volunteer any chaplain who is required to be registered as a sex offender under current law.

By March 1, 2025, each school district and charter school shall vote on whether to adopt a policy authorizing the employment or volunteer service of a chaplain pursuant to the provisions of the act.



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