The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education appointed staff members to positions July 12th. Those staff members included Terry Bomgardner as homeless liaison and migrant education director, Lauren Guilkey as foster care point of contact, and Greg Frost as English Language Learners coordinator. Board of education goals were approved. One goal was added that involved […]
The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved a proposal for a new telephone system for the district on June 16th. The proposal was from the Grand River Mutual Corporation. The cost will be $23,533 for both the Galt and Humphreys buildings. The board approved a request from the Newtown-Harris R-3 School District for Algebra […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved budget amendments for 2020-2021 and adopted the 2021-2022 budget on June 14th. Secretary Jennifer Wilson reports revenues for 2020-2021 were down $9,396 at $3,159,279. Expenditures were up $38,609 at $3,169,588. That left a deficit of $10,309. The board approved the transfer of $100,000 from Fund 1 to […]
Three area schools have graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Sixty-three students will graduate from Brookfield R-3 at Burlington Field at 1 o’clock. If there is inclement weather, it will be moved to the gym. Valedictorian Daniel Falcon and Salutatorian Clara Wiedeman will speak. Forty-five seniors will graduate from Polo R-7 in the gym […]
Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri announces the 2021 scholarship recipients. Each bank location selects one high school graduate to receive a $500 scholarship. Congratulations to the following: Unionville: Aaron Schnelle, Putnam County R-1 High School Mercer: Savannah Martin, North Mercer R-3 High School Trenton: Rylee Johnson, Grundy County R-5 High School Bethany/Cainsville: Grant Claycomb, South […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education accepted a resignation May 13th from Janet Searcy from music. Searcy has been with the district for more than 20 years. A contract was offered to Alyssa Craig of Mercer as a paraprofessional. Nellie Henley was designated as the head cook. Henley has been with North Mercer for […]
Students will graduate from area schools on May 14th. Four seniors will graduate from North Daviess R-3 in the gym at 6:30 in the evening. Agriculture teacher Ray Ann Armstrong will be the speaker. Three seniors will graduate from Newtown-Harris in the gym at 7 o’clock. Former teacher Josie Hinkle will address the class.
The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 salary schedule May 10t. It is the same salary schedule as for the 2020-2021 school year, which Superintendent Doctor Lucas McKinnis notes has a base salary of $31,000 for a first-year teacher with a bachelor’s degree. The salary schedule is expected to change after further review […]
Top academic students have been announced among the Livingston County R-3 eighth graders. The Valedictorian is Maci Stover, and the salutatorian is Kamdyn Hinnen. Ten students at the Chula school move on to become freshmen.
Top academic students have been announced for the senior class at the North Mercer School District. The Valedictorian is Savannah Marie Martin, and the Salutatorian is Brea Nicole Shipley. Graduation for 13 seniors was held on Sunday afternoon in the North Mercer R-3 school gym.
The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education will consider approval of the salary schedule next week. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Sciences room on May 10, 2021, at 7 o’clock in the evening. The agenda also includes extracurricular trips, new board member training, summer personnel, and programming dates, and facility, […]
Two area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on May 9, 2021. Thirteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 in the new gym on May 9th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Principal Wes Guilkey will speak. Two seniors will graduate from Breckenridge R-1 in the gym at 3 o’clock. Teachers Kadee Estenbaum and Mindy […]
Several area schools are scheduled to hold graduation ceremonies on May 7th. Sixth eighth-graders will graduate from Pleasant View R-6 in the school gym at 6 o’clock in the evening. Former teacher Cassie Cordray will speak. Thirty-three seniors will graduate from Gallatin R-5 at the stadium at 6:30. Former teacher Ryan Beenken will speak. Eight […]
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 […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to non-certified staff members on April 12th. Non-certified staff will receive a two-point-five percent salary increase. The supplemental pay schedule was accepted for 2021-2022. Resignations were accepted from Lisa Prichard with the library, Katie Crabtree for business, and Dana Smith for math. Nine staff members […]
There will be two new members each for the Trenton R-9 Board of Education and the Trenton City Council following the election on Tuesday. Voter approval was given to the local use tax for the city of Trenton and brush control for Grundy County. It was a 17% voter turnout (992 votes out of 5,859 […]
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 […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved items related to the salary schedule on March 8th. Seven hundred fifty dollars was added to the base salary schedule, and each teacher will receive steps on the salary schedule. After the increase, North Mercer’s base salary will be $30,250. Other personnel will receive a two-point-five percent […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will discuss salaries and benefits next week. The board will meet on March 8th at 6 o’clock in the evening. Other items on the agenda include a senior trip presentation, summer school, summer projects, make-up days, personnel, and an executive session to discuss employees and records.