Missouri State Board of Education to meet for first time in 2018

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JEFFERSON CITY – After five months of cancelled meetings, the Missouri State Board of Education will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Thursday.Gov. Mike Parson appointed two new members, Peter Herschend and Carol Hallquist, on Tuesday.The addition of the new members means the board can now hold meetings and pass measures.Missouri has an 8-member board of education that requires at least five seats to be filled in order to hold a meeting.Missouri teaching groups are pleased the board will now be able to meet and focus on items from the agenda that were previously put on hold.The Learning and Teaching Director of the Missouri National Education Association, Ann Jarrett, said the board being able to meet again means everyone can get back to work.“We’re...

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Missouri State Board of Education to meet for first time in 2018

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