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Trenton R-9 Board of Education hears presentation on implementation of SafeDefend system

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on December 14th heard about the implementation of the SafeDefend system for the district. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported employee training for the system was December 6th. Law enforcement and fire and rescue members were also invited to participate. On-site employees were fingerprinted into the system, and it is now […]

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North Central Missouri College to become CNA testing site beginning February 2022

Beginning February 2022, North Central Missouri College will be providing the two-part state nurse aid exam, including both written test and practicum, for nursing assistant certification (CNA).  Individuals that complete the exam and fulfill all state requirements will be considered certified. The CNA exam will be offered at the Trenton campus, in Cross Hall classroom, […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to a gathering of Missouri Highway Patrol officers in April 2021 (photo courtesy of the attorney general’s office)

Missouri Attorney General sues Springfield schools in quest to find critical race theory documents

(Missouri Independent) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges in a newly filed lawsuit that Springfield Public Schools wants to avoid scrutiny of its curriculum and training materials — and is violating the Missouri Sunshine law to do it. The district improperly demanded a deposit of more than $37,000 to search its records for instances where it incorporated elements […]

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Calving clinics rescheduled for December 14 and December 16

The University of Missouri Extension will hold calving clinics on December 14 in Salisbury and December 16 in Clark. MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinics include classroom sessions and hands-on training. She also encourages 4-H and FFA youths ages 12 and up to attend. The clinics teach producers when and how to […]

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University of Missouri Extension to hold calving clinics on November 9 and 11

The University of Missouri Extension will hold calving clinics on Nov. 9 in Salisbury and November 11, 2021, in Clark. MU Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow says the clinics include classroom sessions and hands-on training. She also encourages 4-H and FFA youths ages 12 and up to attend. The clinics teach producers when and how […]

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Princeton School District to hold parent-teacher conferences on October 28

Princeton R-5 Schools will hold parent-teacher conferences October 28th from 1 to 7 o’clock. Scheduled elementary conferences will be held in classrooms for preschool through third grade. Unscheduled conferences for fourth through sixth grades will be held in the gym. Questions about elementary conferences should be directed to the Princeton Elementary School principal’s office at […]

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University of Missouri System allows classroom mask mandate to expire

(Missouri Independent) – The University of Missouri System allowed a mask mandate for its four campuses to expire after Friday, October 15, 2021. Last month, the Board of Curators extended a rule that face masks be worn in classrooms by a 5-4 vote. That policy was scheduled to end at the close of Friday, and a meeting […]

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Audio: New program kicks off soon to help Missouri teachers create better classroom environment

Some Missouri middle and high school teachers will be participating in an upcoming virtual program designed to create a more positive learning environment. Dr. Christi Bergin, with the University of Missouri, says a group of researchers will discuss prosocial behavior techniques – to boost student outcomes and reduce teacher stress. She says the practices are […]

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Missouri students can now ‘test to stay’ to remain in classroom after COVID exposure

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri students and teachers identified as being exposed to a coronavirus case in school may now be permitted to remain in class if they continue to test negative for the virus and properly wear a mask. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) updated its school reopening guidance Friday to include the new […]

MDC welcomes 15 new conservation agents

Missouri Department of Conservation graduates 15 new conservation agents

The Missouri Department of Conservation congratulates 15 new conservation agents upon their graduation from MDC’s 2021 Conservation Agent Training Academy. The agent class of 2021 took the Conservation Agent’s Oath during a special graduation ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Richardson Fine Arts Center on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City. MDC Director Sara Parker […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education to meet on Tuesday

A facilities and grant update will be given at the Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education meeting next week. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Science Classroom October 12th at 7 o’clock at night. Other items on the agenda include the FFA National Convention, parent-teacher conferences, and reports from Kindergarten Teacher […]

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Columbia schools ask judge to dismiss Missouri AG lawsuit seeking to block mask rule

(Missouri Independent) – School districts are not subject to the law Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is using to challenge masks mandates in classrooms, attorneys for Columbia Public Schools wrote in a court filing seeking dismissal of a lawsuit initiated last month. The district also challenges Schmitt’s standing to file the lawsuit, argues that he is […]

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Audio: Meet Missouri’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, James Young

James Young, a Musical Theatre, Vocal Music, and Guitar teacher at the Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, was selected by a committee of his peers and education partners across the state as the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year. He becomes the 53rd Missouri Teacher of the Year since the program’s inception […]

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Audio: Neosho teacher resigns, files civil rights complaint over having to take down gay pride flag in classroom

A teacher in southwest Missouri’s Neosho says he resigned after he was told to take down a gay pride flag in his classroom. Ty Albright at station KZRG in Joplin has more details.     Wallis says he has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. (Photo by Stavrialena […]

Leadership Northwest Missouri

Leadership Northwest Missouri recruiting for 2022 class

While life is anything but typical right now, we understand the importance of continuing to offer opportunities to lead, connect and grow within the Northwest Missouri region. Leadership Northwest Missouri is looking for the right men and women to fill its 2022 class, promising those who join an experience they’ll never forget. Eight days over […]

Rissler Elementary School

Instructions released for Rissler Elementary students to follow who are in quarantine

Information has been released for students at Rissler Elementary School in Trenton who are in quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure. Principal Susan Gott reports those students will be provided absent work to complete at home. They will receive attendance credit when completed assignments are submitted. Rissler staff members will also be available for quarantined students, […]

Rape Aggression Defense

Livingston County Deputy certified as Rape Aggression Defense Training instructor

A Livingston County Deputy is now a Rape Aggression Defense Training Instructor. Deputy Jennifer Plummer is now certified to help women learn and put to use techniques if they find themselves in a situation where their physical safety is at risk.  Sheriff Steve Cox said Plummer attended RAD training in Grain Valley during August. Cox […]