Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

Election 2020

Today is the deadline to file for office

This is the deadline day to file for county, district, or statewide offices subject to the August 4th primary election in Missouri. Candidates for a county-wide position file at their respective county clerk’s office. Candidates for all seats in the Missouri House of Representative, half of the State Senator, all Congressional districts, and the statewide […]

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Several area schools extending closure to April 27th due to COVID-19

Several area school districts have extended their closures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. School districts extending their closures through April 24th include Chillicothe, Jamesport Tri-County, Gallatin, Braymer, Polo, and Southwest Livingston County of Ludlow. Those districts tentatively plan to resume classes on April 27th. Chillicothe R-2 reports its meal program will continue through April […]

Audio: Missouri’s Governor discusses social distancing, utility shutoffs and daycare Impacts from Coronavirus

Missouri’s governor continues to urge you to practice social distancing and to wash your hands with soap regularly, due to coronavirus concerns.  Parson spoke to Capitol reporters Wednesday night after he announced there are now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.     He says all of the major utility companies that operate […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District to cancel classes March 23 through April 3, 2020

Trenton R-9 School District officials met on Tuesday, and have made the decision to cancel classes. Superintendent Michael Stegman provided details of the closure as well as safeguards established to ensure the safety of Trenton R-9 students. Below is the letter to parents as published on the Trenton R-9 School District website. Dear Parents, Students, […]

North Mercer School District Website V1

North Mercer School District cancels after-school activities

The North Mercer School District announces several decisions impacting activities previously scheduled through March 27th. All after-school activities, with the exception of the 21st Century After School Program, are being suspended for two weeks. This includes all MSHSAA activities; academic team and track and field, FFA, FBLA, and elementary basketball. All Mercer school field trips […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Local schools and organizations announce cancellations and closures due to Coronavirus concerns

Due to concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, announcements continue to be made regarding cancellation or postponement of area community events and school information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Governor Mike Parson, has recommended no public gatherings of 50 or more people through April 30th except for schools, daycare facilities, and businesses. […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

Americs Farmers website

Farmers can nominate schools for the America’s Farmers grant program

Less than a month remains to apply for America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Grow Rural Education is partnering with farmers across the country to help strengthen rural public school districts through $15,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grants. Since 2010, America’s Farmers have awarded more than $53 million for students and […]