Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Missouri designates $7.5 million to help schools cover costs of PPE and cleaning

State officials say several million dollars in federal funding will help Missouri schools cover the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE). Governor Mike Parson says $7.5 million of the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to a cost-share program with counties, to help Missouri schools cover PPE costs. The money will also help schools […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District to offer virtual learning for upcoming school year

The Trenton R-9 School District will offer students an opportunity to participate in distance learning via a virtual option for the 2020-2021 school year. The option will be provided due to health concerns brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will not be a self-paced platform and will parallel what is being done in the […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education amends attendance policy

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved an amendment to the attendance policy the evening of Thursday, August 6th after discussion of COVID-19 planning. All student absences will be excused with parent notification. The change was made so families would use the symptom checklist to screen students at home without fear of running out of […]

Regional Teachers of the Year

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2021 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Audio: Trenton R-9 Superintendent discusses safety protocols for bus transportation, band and choir

The Trenton R-9 School District has announced several proposed practices to allow for students to attend classes, in-person five days a week, beginning late next month. These include temperature checks and the wearing of masks for all students and staff. Trenton R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman discusses safety protocols for school bus transportation and proposed practices […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education sets date for preschool screenings; hires 1st and 2nd-grade teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education accepted bids for windows and propane the evening of Monday, July 20th. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Quality General Construction will install five new windows in the library for $1,010. Ferrellgas’s bid for propane was accepted for 91 cents per gallon. The board hired Cassie Holcer as a first […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education discuss back to school procedures

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the night of Thursday, July 16th discussed back to school procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. It was decided Superintendent Lucas McKinnis would create a plan, which can be amended as needed after review. The board approved MFA as the district provider of diesel and unleaded fuel. McKinnis reported […]