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  162.857.  Board of education of special school district with population of more than 100,000 — members — powers and duties. — 1.  The board of education of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons shall consist of seven members to be elected as provided in section 162.867.  In addition to the duties required of boards of education of special school districts pursuant to sections 162.670 to 162.995, the board shall perform the same duties and is subject to the same liabilities as the board of a seven-director school district, other than an urban district, acting under the general school laws of the state of Missouri, except that those powers and duties specifically reserved to the governing council pursuant to section 162.856 shall remain with the governing council and shall not be granted to the board of education.

  2.  The board of education of a special school district with a population of more than one hundred thousand persons shall have the power to:

  (1)  Establish and operate programs for the education of handicapped and severely handicapped children residing in the district subject to rules and regulations of the state board of education and the state department of elementary and secondary education promulgated pursuant to sections 162.670 to 162.995;

  (2)  Develop and adopt the annual budget for submission and final approval of the governing council;

  (3)  To authorize all tax levies by two-thirds approval of the board of education prior to submission of the tax levy proposal to the voters of the district as provided by law;

  (4)  Annually develop and submit to the governing council of the district for approval a five-year plan for the operation and management of the district required pursuant to section 162.856. In developing the plan, the board of education shall solicit a broad range of public input;

  (5)  Establish and operate programs for the vocational education of residents of the district;

  (6)  Employ teachers and other personnel necessary to provide these programs;

  (7)  Ensure that there is no coercion or interference with any parent of a pupil of the special school district on account of the parent having exercised any rights under any law affecting the education of the pupil; and

  (8)  Do such other things as are necessary and incidental to any of the foregoing powers whether set forth in sections 162.670 to 162.995 or in the laws applicable to seven-director school districts, except urban districts.


(L. 1996 S.B. 687, A.L. 1997 S.B. 146, A.L. 1998 S.B. 488, A.L. 1999 H.B. 889)

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