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.
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education continued a two-year contract for Preschool through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey the evening of February 10th. The final salary is to be determined. Science Teacher Dan Martin was offered a contract to coach the academic team. A contract was offered to Preschool Teacher Joanne Fisher to be […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education Tuesday evening, January 12th approved the school calendar for 2021-2022 and determined the district would continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines. The start date for next school year for North Mercer will be August 19th for teachers and August 24th for students. The last day is scheduled for May 17th, […]
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 […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved a resolution at a special meeting the night of December 14th related to COVID-19. Superintendent Dan Owens reports $750 will be paid to each district employee for additional work and expenses due to the pandemic. The board also voted to keep the health insurance benefit the same […]
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 […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will hold a special meeting to discuss district health insurance and a COVID-19 resolution. Millemon Math Award winners will also be discussed the night of December 14th at 8:30.
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 […]