Silouhettes of People in masks (Coronavirus or COVID-19)

Audio: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issues COVID-19 guidance

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued updated COVID-19 guidance last week. Missouri School Boards Association Deputy Executive Director Brent Ghan, early in the afternoon of July 27, said the association supported the guidance and urged school districts to look at it. He called vaccination a public health prevention strategy to help end […]

Laredo R-7 School

Budget amendments approved by Laredo R-7 Board of Education

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved amendments for the 2020-2021 budget and approved the 2021-2022 budget on June 24. The 2020-2021 budget was amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. No information was provided on anticipated revenues and expenditures for 2021-2022. The board also approved a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approve contracts, summer tutoring program

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education June 8th offered contracts for occupational therapy/physical therapy services and speech services for the 2021-2022 school year. Approval was given to remove the concrete apron in front of the elementary building. Secretary Heather Turner reports the work will be done by Grand River Concrete. The purchase of textbooks […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves salary increases; approves project list and purchases using emergency relief funds

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education April 14th approved increases in pay for 2021-2022. Six hundred dollars was added to the base, which raises the base to $31,200. The increase for certified and non-certified staff is 2.4%. The high school principal base salary was raised to $65,600, elementary school principal to $66,400, and superintendent […]

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Audio: Missouri Education and Health Departments say now is not the time to ease up on COVID-19 restrictions

Some Missouri communities and local school boards have lifted coronavirus restrictions. During a state Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Mallory McGowin says now is not the time to ease up.     The state strongly encourages the use of face masks but McGowin says there are no financial […]

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Audio: Missouri Representatives want reporting requirement about student access to broadband

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) could be required to report annually about the number of K-12 students with limited or no access to high-speed internet at home. During a House committee hearing, Representative Louis Riggs, R-Hannibal, said he is proposing to require the department to include the total number of students […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Audio: Next phase of COVID-19 plan, beginning March 15, includes teachers, faculty and staff in Missouri schools

The next tier of Missouri’s coronavirus vaccination plan will be activated on March 15. That means all teachers, faculty, and staff in public, private, and nonprofit pre-K-12 will become eligible. So will state-licensed childcare center workers, some food production employees, as well as grocery and convenience stores workers. Missouri is currently vaccinating residents in Phase […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education adopts Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan; approves audit

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved a resolution at a meeting Tuesday evening, January 18th adopting the Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Jennifer Wyckoff with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission spoke on hazard mitigation planning. The board approved the 2019-2020 audit. Alexis Sturgeon and Glen Wilson were appointed […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves proposal for insurance, reviews yearly audit

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved a proposal for insurance on the evening of December 9th. The Missouri United School Insurance Council’s insurance will cost $36,206, which is an increase of $1,900 from last year. The board also approved an umbrella policy from MUSIC for an additional $5,000,000 of coverage for $1,533. The […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education approves summer school 2021; COVID-19 procedures and protocols discussed

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a scholarship recipient and grant requests during a meeting on Google Meet the evening of December 8th. Carly Spencer was named as the John T. Belcher Scholarship recipient. Four essays were submitted for the $250 scholarship. She will go on to compete at a regional level for a […]