Missouri Law States That Teachers Can't Be Held Civilly Liable For Abuse
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES WALLACE (Sponsor), FISHER (125), HUMMEL, FISCHER (107), SHIVELY, CUNNINGHAM, FLANIGAN, THOMSON, SMITH (150), NANCE, COX, RUZICKA, HODGES, SATER, SCAVUZZO, MUNZLINGER, YAEGER, WILSON (130), ROORDA, LAMPE, CORCORAN, SCHAD, HOSKINS (121), AULL, DIECKHAUS, PARSON, KINGERY, LAIR, WETER, McNARY, DUSENBERG, WILSON (119), SWINGER AND LOEHNER (Co-sponsors).
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1543
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
7. All school district personnel responsible for the care and supervision of students are authorized to hold every pupil strictly accountable for any disorderly conduct in school or on any property of the school, on any school bus going to or returning from school, during school-sponsored activities, or during intermission or recess periods.
8. Teachers and other authorized district personnel in public schools responsible for the care, supervision, and discipline of schoolchildren, including volunteers selected with reasonable care by the school district, shall not be civilly liable when acting in conformity with the established [policy of discipline] policies developed by each board [under this section], including but not limited to policies of student discipline or when reporting to his or her supervisor or other person as mandated by state law acts of school violence or threatened acts of school violence, within the course and scope of the duties of the teacher, authorized district personnel or volunteer, when such individual is acting in conformity with the established policies developed by the board. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a new cause of action against such school district, or to relieve the school district from liability for the negligent acts of such persons.