Coronavirus

Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools

The federal government plans to deliver more than 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests around the country. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesperson Mallory McGowin says long term care centers and higher education and K-12 schools will be at the top of the priority list. She expects the tests to come to Missouri […]

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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

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 […]

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Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions

The state Board of Education is expected to vote today on proposed changes to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) received hundreds of public comments about the proposal. The part that has garnered the most attention deals with the time it takes […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Substitutes hired, resignation accepted in closed session of Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved multiple substitutes in a closed session on the evening of Tuesday, September 8th. Substitutes included Marsha Hurst, Fran Miller, Melissa Cotton, Jeremy Hudson, Nathaniel Udovich, Tyler Hudlow, Martha Goedert, and Kristi Weyer. A resignation was accepted from Rissler Elementary School Paraprofessional Gina Rorebeck. Megan Lynch and Alyssa Nichol […]

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National Education Association wants database of COVID-19 exposures in schools

The Missouri National Education Association says the state should make a centralized system for the public to see information about COVID-19 exposures in K-12 and higher education schools. It has sent a letter to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education calling on the agency to create one that would “regularly publish” the information and protect […]

Upward Bound Program

NCMC Upward Bound students gain hands-on career experience

Over the summer, high school Upward Bound students participating in the online summer component created designs for several bulletin boards at Trenton IX Rissler Elementary School. The summer internship students were able to gain hands-on work experience for their career areas of interest. “It was great seeing how each group worked together, virtually, to create […]