COVID-19 Vaccine bottles

Audio: Missouri Teacher of the Year award winners co-author letter urging immediate vaccination of Missouri educators

Most Missouri K-12 public schools have been offering in-person classes at least partially for several months, yet most teachers are not eligible to get a coronavirus vaccination. They will all be eligible in the next phase but that could be a couple of months away. Darbie Valenti-Huff, with the St. Joseph School District in northwest […]

Crossroads Correctional Center V2

Audio: Missouri prison system could move officer training from classroom to real-world setting

In 2019, Gov. Mike Parson closed a prison in northwest Missouri’s Cameron. Most staff and inmates transferred to the other prison in town – Western Missouri Correctional Center. Now, Parson wants to reopen the Crossroads Correctional Center and turn it into a training academy for correctional officers. During a House Budget Committee hearing, Trevor Foley […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education extends principals contract; school calendar adopted for next year

Laredo R-7’s Board of Education has voted to extend the contract by two years for the school principal, putting Misty Foster on a four-year contract. Next years’ school calendar has been adopted with classes at Laredo beginning August 24th. The board held a discussion on co-oping with Pleasant View R-6 school for the seventh and […]

Springfield Public Schools

Audio: Missouri’s largest school district goes to in-person classes four days a week for high schools

Missouri’s largest school district has switched Monday from two to four days of in-person learning, for high-school students. KOLR-10’s David Chasanov reports from Springfield’s Central High School.     Wednesday will be a virtual learning day for high school students. Springfield is Missouri’s largest district, with more than 25,000 students. Parent Ashley McGuire tells our […]

Farm Scene

Land values in Missouri continue to grow, according to annual survey of farmers, appraisers and ag lenders

All classes of Missouri land values grew steadily in the past year, according to the University of Missouri Extension’s annual survey of farmers, rural appraisers, and agricultural lenders. Ray Massey, MU Extension agricultural economics professor, heads the survey efforts. No governmental or public agencies in Missouri require the reporting of land values, said Massey. Despite […]

Parents and family

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to hold free virtual parenting classes

The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center in Chillicothe will hold free parenting classes via Zoom. The classes will be Tuesday mornings from 8 o’clock to 9:30 February 2nd through March 2nd. The Zoom meeting ID is 945 6272 7141, and the passcode is NCMMH. Topics will include an introduction to parenting, protective factors, 123 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves COVID-19 leave policy; teachers and admin now considered “essential”

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education at the latest meeting on Tuesday, January 12th approved two motions regarding COVID-19 leave. Another motion did not pass. On a vote of four to three, the board voted to consider teachers and administration essential. Voting yes were Vice President Brandon Gibler and board members David Whitaker, Corey Leeper, and […]