Grundy R-5 Board of Education announces results of meeting on January 10th

Grundy County R-5 School District website

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved an umbrella policy from insurance provider Missouri United School Insurance Council January 10th. The policy is for three million dollars ($3 million) of coverage and will cost $1,518.

A three-year agreement was approved to purchase monitoring software called BlockSi for $1,020 per year.

The board reviewed the school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. The matter will be voted on during the February meeting.

A yearbook proposal was reviewed from Walsworth Company. The matter was tabled until the next meeting, so administration has time to get more information.

The board reviewed the cooperative agreement with the Newtown-Harris School District for extracurricular activities for the 2023-2024 school year. There were also reports on transportation and construction updates. No action was taken on those matters.

It was announced three candidates filed for the three positions on the Grundy R-5 Board of Education. They were Incumbent Zachariah Kasinger, Brooke May, and Brenda Allnutt.

After a closed session, the board accepted the resignation/retirement of History Teacher Bob Shipley. He has 41 years of service to the district.

Sarah Rains was hired as an elementary coach for the boys and girls basketball teams.

Jennifer Thies

Jennifer’s interest in radio began at a young age. She started as a news reporter at KTTN in January 2017, but previously worked almost a year and a half as an on-air announcer and with news at the NPR affiliate KXCV/KRNW, which serves Northwest Missouri. Jennifer was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media: Broadcast Production with an Emphasis in Audio Production from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.