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Newtown-Harris Board of Education take action on personnel matters; set last day of school and graduation

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education took action on Wednesday, April 14 on several personnel matters. Special Education and Process Coordinator Jerry Kiger’s resignation was accepted. Josie Hinkle was hired as the kindergarten through 12th-grade special education teacher and process coordinator. All classified staff members were rehired with the board approving an increase in hourly pay for […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves employee health insurance plans and senior trip to Branson

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on March 15th approved paying $575.08 toward employee health insurance plans. Insurance will continue through the Ozark Schools Benefits Association.  Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reported that the district offers seven plans, and insurance costs are less than last year. Employees can upgrade to a PPO plan, but they may have […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves moving district to a four-day schedule beginning next school year

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening, February 11th approved the district moving to a four-day week schedule beginning next school year. This came after a report from High School Principal Matt Rayl regarding a parent survey on a four-day week proposal. The school calendar and class schedules will be reviewed at […]

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Video: 5th generation farmers in Harris, Missouri call their farm “Diversified”

Justin and Stephanie Oaks, along with their three boys, are proud to call their Harris, Missouri farm diversified, to say the least. On their 200 acres in Sullivan County, the Oaks family raises cattle, hogs, row crops, and hay. Justin, a fifth-generation farmer, is also a local seed salesman, adding more diversity to their operation’s […]

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Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approves extension of COVID Response Act; approves purchase of new math curriculum

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved an extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday evening, January 13th. The act provides employees 80 hours of paid sick leave if the employee is quarantined with COVID-19. The board approved the purchase of a new curriculum for the elementary school. Math Expressions will […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts resignation, begin putting together school calendar for next year

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education accepted a resignation at the latest meeting on January 11th from High School Social Studies Teacher Samuel Torbett. The contract for Superintendent Lucas McKinnis was extended. McKinnis reported the school calendar process for the next school year and the 2021-2022 budget process are beginning. Principal Amy Carlson congratulated Payton […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education discusses 4-day school week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the evening of December 14th approved Missouri Consultants for Education as its service provider for district policies, regulations, and forms. There was discussion of the results of a four-day week teacher survey, COVID-19, and shifting contracted transportation pay to payroll for full-time employees. The board reviewed the district report […]

NCMC Holiday Lighting 2020

North Central Missouri College continues holiday lighting tradition

North Central Missouri College Main campus in Trenton, MO, kept its recent holiday tradition of lighting the tree and lights located in front of Geyer Hall for the second year in a row. Although looking significantly different than 2019, NCMC still launched the holiday season on campus with a welcome from President Dr. Lenny Klaver […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education adopt virtual instruction policies

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education adopted policies Monday evening involving virtual instruction, English Language Learners, and transgender students. The 2019-2020 audit was approved. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reported Newtown-Harris is setting up a virtual program for students. Arrangements are being made, so after school activities can continue. Virtual platforms will be used as necessary. Ceiling […]

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GEC Community Foundation awards 13 grants to area schools

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 13 grants totaling $6,868.64. Education grants went to several schools: Grundy County R-5 of Humphreys and Laredo R-7 each for $600 to purchase Chromebooks; Rissler Elementary School of Trenton for $580 for playground equipment; Spickard R-2 for $664 for phonics spelling kits; Princeton R-5 for $500 for […]

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Grundy County Commission tables approval of snow removal bids; ten firms announce interest in designing 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, October 20th tabled approval of snow removal bids until further details can be acquired from the two parties who submitted bids. Chris and Danny Gott’s bid included $500 for snow removal and ice melt application at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center as well as […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education discusses parent-teacher conferences, changes to staff sick day policy

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education discussed various matters at its meeting Monday, October 12th. One topic was options for parent-teacher conferences. The district will keep normal procedures, given low grouping in the high school in already existing procedures and scheduling meetings in the elementary school. The board discussed implementation issues with the new virtual […]