School Bus Picking up kids (children)

Shortage of bus drivers creating difficulties for Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reports the school district and Apple Bus Company are experiencing difficulty providing drivers for all bus routes. The difficultly is due to multiple factors, the most prominent of which is an area-wide driver shortage for public school transportation.  Ockenfels asks patrons to bear with the district and […]

Grundy R-5 School

Masks optional in school buildings for students and staff, mandatory on school buses in Grundy R-5 School District

The Grundy R-5 Board of Education has approved a resolution for COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Masks will be optional in all school buildings for students and staff. Masks will be required for students and the driver to ride on school buses. Other strategies include social distancing when possible, extra cleaning of all surfaces, and assigned seats […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves transportation arrangements; implementation of late start schedule

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved transportation matters on August 9. They included bus routes and continuing to allow children within one mile of the school to be picked up. The board also approved implementing a late start schedule, free and reduced lunch eligibility criteria guidelines, the Annual Secretary of the Board Report, the […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves proposal for insurance, reviews yearly audit

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved a proposal for insurance on the evening of December 9th. The Missouri United School Insurance Council’s insurance will cost $36,206, which is an increase of $1,900 from last year. The board also approved an umbrella policy from MUSIC for an additional $5,000,000 of coverage for $1,533. The […]

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 […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County Board of Education approves purchase of record-keeping system

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, September 14th approved purchasing the SpedTrack record-keeping system for the district’s special education program for $2,700. During a food service report, it was announced the district received a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Food Service grant for $5,940 to pay for a new […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education increases tax rate; re-opening plan reviewed

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education increased the tax rate on the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. The tax rate will be $4.9508. That is up by 14.14 cents from the previous rate. During the regular meeting, the board adopted the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Special Education Compliance Plan. Items approved included […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton School District to have early out on Monday

The Trenton R-9 School District will release classes early Monday to accommodate the funeral service of Rissler Elementary School employee Rhonda Brown. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels says Rissler will dismiss at 11:55 that day, and no afternoon preschool will be held. Trenton High School and Middle School will dismiss Monday at 12:07. Lunch […]