Open Enrollment Legislation Fails to Pass Through Missouri Legislature

Among the bills that failed to pass through the Missouri Legislature this year was open enrollment legislation. House Bill 258 would have allowed K-through-12 students to transfer to a school district outside of the one they reside in. Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch of Hallsville says there were some exceptions.

The legislation would have also limited the amount of students transferring to three percent of the previous school year’s enrollment. Many area small school districts spoke out against the legislation, but Toalson Reisch says they have little to worry about.

The open enrollment legislation died in the Senate during the final days of the session. It is expected to be re-filed in 2024.