1.  The provisions of sections 167.340 to 167.346 shall be known and may be cited as the “Read to be Ready Program”.

 2.  Beginning July 1, 2000, if a school district provides reading improvement instruction for students in kindergarten through third grade who do not meet the district’s objectives for reading as demonstrated by performance on the district’s chosen methods of reading assessment, such students who receive reading improvement instruction pursuant to this subsection may be counted for additional average daily attendance for state school aid during their reading improvement instruction time if such time falls outside normal school hours.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 167.340

  • 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

 3.  Reading improvement instruction may take the form of summer school, provided that the summer school instruction addresses the reading deficiency, additional hours of instruction or such other methods as the district may select including, but not limited to, smaller class sizes, additional resources including computers, reading specialists, teacher and administrator training, tutoring, phonics instruction and use of parents and volunteers.