160.2715.  State and local funding restrictions — permissible public or private funding sources — outcome expectations. — 1.  An adult high school shall not receive state funding under section* 160.415 or 163.031 and shall not receive any local funding that is intended to benefit traditional public schools or charter schools in the state.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 160.2715

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 2.  An adult high school may receive funding from public or private sources, including from the nonprofit organization operating the adult high school.  If an adult high school receives funding from a public source, it shall operate in a manner so as not to violate the provisions of Article IX, Section 8, or Article I, Section 7, of the Constitution of Missouri or the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

 3.  The nonprofit organization operating an adult high school shall ensure that funding for the adult high school enables it to operate year-round.

 4.  The nonprofit organization operating an adult high school shall set the following outcome expectations for the adult high school:

 (1)  Each year, at least seventy-five percent of the school’s students will graduate or continue working toward a high school diploma and, if applicable, an industry certification;

 (2)  At least fifty percent of the school’s graduates will attain an industry certification or enroll in higher education or more advanced skills training within six months of graduation;

 (3)  At least eighty-five percent of the school’s graduates who do not enroll in higher education or more advanced skills training will be employed within six months of graduation; and

 (4)  The school’s graduates who enter the workforce shall have, on average, a wage rate at least twenty percent greater than the average Missouri wage rate for individuals without high school diplomas.