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You Can Start Your Own School!
"What do you do when you're a teacher with entrepreneurial spirit? Open your own place. Meet five teachers who did.
Do you have your own vision of what a school could be? Want something better for students? For these and other reasons, many teachers, fueled by their passion, classroom experience, and entrepreneurial verve, start their own schools."
How to Start a School
"Congratulations! You're joining parents and teachers around the world who want to reinvent education by starting their own schools. Starting a school and sharing your vision for education with the world can be one of the most satisfying career choices you'll make. But where to start? "
STATE OF MISSOURI AWARDED COMPETITIVE $33.5 MILLION GRANT TO IMPROVE EARLY LEARNING
DECEMBER 23, 2019
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that the State of Missouri has received a $33.5 million grant aimed at coordinating a more effective, high-quality early learning system that better prepares Missouri children for success.
Missouri State Regulations: PRIVATE SCHOOLS
There are no accreditation, licensing, or approval requirements.
The Missouri Department of Education has assembled a page of detailed requirements for private schools.
The US Office of Innovation & Improvement has assembled a summary of regulations for private schools operating in Missouri.
Home schools do not count as nonpublic schools. Parents must submit annual portfolio of student work.
The Missouri DOE has no published requirements for school insurance — consult a professional for guidance in this area.
STATE FUNDING, SOURCES AND SUPPORT
Missouri does not provide funding for private education.
Schools must provide courses of instruction in the constitutions of the United States and of Missouri and in American history and institutions. There are no other regulations at this time.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION AND HIRING
Teacher certification is not required.
FOOD SERVICE AND LUNCH
In Missouri, school lunch requirements, including funding for schools offering the National School Lunch Program, are managed by the Department of Education.
LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR
Missouri state law does not specify a required length of school year or days for private schools.
RECORD-KEEPING AND REPORTS
Schools must keep immunization records and provide them to officials upon request.
HEALTHY AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Students must be immunized or show proof of exemption for medical or religious reasons prior to enrolling in school.
Transportation is not provided for students attending private schools.
Testing is not required.
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