State Representative Rusty Black

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on Bills passed in the General Assembly

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe reports the 100th General Assembly passed three Bills in the past week. Black reports one Bill related to ethics and prohibits lobbyist gifts to local government officials, superintendents, school board members, members of governing bodies of charter schools, and their staff. It prevents a “revolving door” by […]

Missouri flag with money

Audio: Study says most neighboring states pay their teachers more than Missouri

Niche.com ranks Missouri 39th in the nation in teacher pay. Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner of Missouri’s Office of Educator Quality, says the state’s school teachers make roughly 49,000-dollars annually.     A Vanderbilt University study says teacher merit pay for student performance has merit. During Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting,  Katnik discussed the study […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 seeks public input on superintendent search

A survey regarding the superintendent search for Trenton R-9 has been posted on the school district’s website. The Missouri School Boards Association Leadership Qualities Survey allows district administrators and staff, parents, students, and community members to provide input on the leadership qualities they believe are most important for the new superintendent to have. The responses will be […]