Governor Nixon signs HB1614

Great news for Missouri families- Governor Nixon signed HB1614!  HB1614 adds dyslexia to Bryce’s Law.  Bryce’s Law establishes a scholarship fund for students whose needs aren’t being met by public schools.  Under Bryce’s law, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be required to oversee the establishment of a scholarship fund and will also approve and monitor scholarship-granting organizations in the State.  DESE will also be required to set up a website with a list of resources for parents.  Regulations will be written over the next year so students can benefit as soon as the 2015-2016 school year.  Adequate scholarships will require donations, so please think about whether or not your family or perhaps your employer can make a gift to one of the scholarship funds.  Details about how to donate will be available by the 2015-2016 school year.  Details about how children with dyslexia can apply for scholarships will be available then, too.