Newtown-Harris Board of Education discusses budget cuts

Newtown Harris School

The Newtown-Harris R-3 School Board discussed state budget cuts at its meeting last night.

Superintendent Kim Johnson reported that Governor Eric Greitens’s plan for balancing the state budget may affect school districts.

She attends monthly meetings with State Representative Nate Walker to stay informed on legislative initiatives that will impact the district.

Johnson says the Northeast consortium of superintendents has been creating the top five resolutions it would like state representatives Walker and Craig Redmon address.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently informed Newtown-Harris R-3 that the district is fully accredited under the fifth year of the Missouri School Improvement Program.

The board announced that this Monday and Monday, May 22 will be makeup days of school.

Linda Hague was approved to be Newtown-Harris R-3’s Foster Care Liaison.

Andrea Luper presented information about business classes and FBLA activities.

The school district will find out by the end of January if FBLA students will qualify for state competition.