Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education presented information on grants

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education Wednesday, October 21st heard about grants approved by the state. Financial Administrative Assistant Tori Wideman reports Superintendent Roger Alley talked about the $9,000 Missouri Connectivity Grant and the $8,000 Missouri Access Grant. Wideman explains the Connectivity Grant involves purchasing wifi-enabled devices, such as Chromebooks and hotspots, for students […]

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces new office of early learning

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced during the regularly scheduled State Board of Education meeting the creation of an Office of Early Learning. This change is part of DESE’s ongoing focus on early learning and early literacy, one of the department’s four priority areas in the Show-Me Success strategic plan. Earlier this year, DESE […]

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Missouri Board of Education talks about ongoing challenges schools are facing during pandemic

The Missouri Board of Education discussed Tuesday the obstacles and additional workload that teachers and other school workers are dealing with this year. Member Don Claycomb said he expects a much greater number of teachers to leave the profession due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Apparently some feel pushed to the wall,” he said. Missouri already […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education names Superintendent Weldon as District Homeless Coordinator

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education named Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon the District Homeless Coordinator the evening of Monday, October 19th. Weldon reports the Top Pirate Award winner for October was announced as Jakob Holtzclaw. It was announced that five new windows were replaced in the library. Shoes from the Heart of Macon donated new […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education reviews budget, sets Halloween parade for October 28th

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved policy updates on the evening of Wednesday, October 14th. There was a second reading of a Missouri School Boards Association Title 9 policy update. Other topics discussed included snow removal bids, building and grounds improvement, transportation, an eighth-grade trip on April 30th, and Laredo graduation on May 10th. […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education discusses parent-teacher conferences, changes to staff sick day policy

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education discussed various matters at its meeting Monday, October 12th. One topic was options for parent-teacher conferences. The district will keep normal procedures, given low grouping in the high school in already existing procedures and scheduling meetings in the elementary school. The board discussed implementation issues with the new virtual […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves bus routes, hears update on ball field relocation plan

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved school bus routes and heard an update on the ball field relocation plan on the evening of Tuesday, October 13th. A news release reports the Princeton Ball Association and Princeton School District are working to relocate the softball and baseball complex from its current location in the lower […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education sets graduation date, approves coaching responsibilities

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, October 12th set graduation and approved supplemental coaching responsibilities. The graduation is scheduled for the afternoon of May 9th, 2021 at 2 o’clock. Supplemental coaching responsibilities included retired teacher Dave Fuller to continue as the head boys and girls track coach. Fuller has directed […]