Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 14 grants to schools

The trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated have awarded 14 grants totaling $7,313. Education grants were awarded to elementary schools, including Laredo R-7 and South Harrison R-2 of Bethany; school districts, including North Harrison R-3 of Eagleville, Gilman City R-4, North Mercer R-3 of Mercer, Princeton R-5, Trenton R-9, Newtown-Harris R-3 of Newtown, and […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves bids

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved a few bids at its meeting Monday evening. One approval involved radios for school buses. The board chose the bid from L and B Electronics of Eldon for four bus radios and a radio base for $4,625. Midwest Mobile Radio Services of Saint Joseph also submitted a […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves budget

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget. Secretary Robin Griswold reports projected revenues are $971,486 and anticipated expenditures are $966.758.72, which leaves a projected surplus of $4,727.28. Amendments were approved to the 2018-2019 budget to match actual revenues and expenditures. The board accepted Hillside Construction to complete building repairs for the basement […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education accepts bids

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education accepted bids for propane, fuel, and milk Monday evening. Secretary Robin Griswold reports the propane bid was from Ferrellgas for 98 cents per gallon and the fuel was from Landes Oil at a five cent discount per gallon. Central Dairy was accepted for milk. The board approved voluntary student […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education agenda includes insurance

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education will discuss life and vision insurance at its next meeting on Monday evening, May 13th at 6 o’clock. Other agenda items include non-certified contracts; building improvements, transportation; an audit date; bid requests for milk, propane, and fuel; the summer I-Ready incentive trip; school lunch cost; and technology. Administrative reports […]

Graduation caps

Four area schools name top graduates after graduation

Several area schools have announced their top graduating students. Laredo R-7 named its eighth-grade valedictorian as Emma Thompson and salutatorian as Luke Porter. Pattonsburg R-2 announced the valedictorian for its senior class as Shaila Cramer and the salutatorian as Logan Pankau. For Tina-Avalon R-2, the valedictorian was Hannah Colliver, and the salutatorian was Khloey Forest. […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves insurance carrier

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved Ozarks Schools Benefits Association for health insurance at a special meeting Monday evening. The board agreed to pay $450 per employee, with the amount an employee paying toward health insurance depending on the plan he or she has. There was an executive session for personnel with no announcement […]