JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Senate has approved a measure that could pave the way for private, nonprofit groups to develop a preschool rating system.
Just two years ago, the Legislature passed a law to bar the creation of preschool rating system by the state, universities or quasi-government entities. Some lawmakers had raised concerns that a state rating system could have made some early childhood centers ineligible for state-subsidized child care.
The legislation that passed 26-4 on Thursday would leave that prohibition intact, but would let publicly-funded preschools participate in a rating program developed by a private organization.
The bill now heads to the House. Lawmakers adjourn for the year on May 16.
© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE POLITICS NEWS:
- Blunt: “Of Course” I’ll Accept Election Results
- Trump Refuses To Say He Will Accept Election Results
- Poll: ‘Greitens May Have Found a Message That Sticks’
- Two Illinois Senators Push For Ethics Legislation
- Kander Defends Mo. Election Process After Trump’s “Rigged” Allegation
- Health Care Task Force Provides Update On Its Work