Following an executive session for personnel, the Trenton R-9 School District announced the resignation of Rissler Elementary School Principal Tiffany Otto. Employees hired included Sarah Porter as a cook and Emma Novak as the elementary school secretary. Nine individuals were hired for various duties in the Trenton R-9 School District. Coaches hired for duties include: […]
The Laredo R-7 Board of Education accepted several bids on June 7. They were for propane from Ferrellgas for $1.31 per gallon, fuel from Landes for five cents off, trash from WCA for $84.66, and milk from Prairie Farms. Administrator Misty Foster reports school breakfast and lunch will be free for students next school year. […]
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report that examined funding trends in K-12 education in the state. The report found Missouri ranks near the bottom for the portion of classroom funding that comes from state sources and the formula calculating per-student funding has not kept up with inflation. “The state is not […]
The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week approved an ordinance and resolution regarding the setting of electric rates. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports the ordinance authorized the city, going forward, to use a resolution instead of an ordinance to set electric rates. The resolution changed the electric rates for citizens and businesses. The rates will […]
(Missouri Independent) – From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term. Experts in critical race theory say it’s about acknowledging how racial disparities are embedded in U.S history and society, and the concept is being mischaracterized […]
Beginning 2022, North Central Missouri College will be the primary community college for students, school districts, and businesses and industries in Buchanan County. The addition of Buchanan County will increase NCMC’s service region from sixteen to seventeen counties in northern Missouri. Both the NCMC and Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees approved a memorandum of […]
The North Central Missouri Board of Trustees received a consolidated budget update on May 25, 2021. The 2021-2022 budget projection includes total operating revenue of $11,111,547. With auxiliary operations of $12,151,045, the total consolidated income is projected at $13,262,592. Revenues include $7,433,078 for tuition and fees and $2,939,169 in state appropriations. The budget projection also […]
Personnel actions were announced following Monday mornings’ special meeting of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education, which included resignations and employments. Rebecca Burr has resigned as a 7th-grade social studies instructor. Richard Miller resigned as a paraprofessional. Also was resigning is a cook, Sarah Huffstutter. Those being employed by the Trenton R-9 School District include Kayla […]
The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on May 17 approved an addition to the 2021-2022 student handbook involving out-of-school suspension. The addition says that when a student has OSS as a consequence, he or she is not eligible for any after-school events on the same day as the OSS. The student must remain off of school […]
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 Marceline R-5 School District announced the top academic seniors at graduation on May 16th. The valedictorian is Ciarrah Bell, and the salutatorian is Jenna Stallow.
The Green City R-1 School held graduation ceremonies on Sunday and have announced their top academic students. The senior Valedictorian is Ashton Lee, and the Salutatorian is Tanner Tipton.
The Grundy R-5 Board of Education approved various bids on May 12th. One was for a proposal from Noah Swartzentruber to construct a bus barn at an estimated price of $96,000. Other bids approved were from MFA for propane at $1.399 per gallon and diesel at $2.29 per gallon, as well as Galt Hometown Grocery […]
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday, May 11, discussed non-certified payroll annualization with district Bookkeeper Mona Loyd and Administrative Assistant Susan Leeper. Loyd started by saying she had been willing to try annualization at the time the board originally voted to implement it for non-certified staff. She did not have the forethought to […]
Missouri is designating 50-million dollars in federal coronavirus aid to create K-12 teacher recruitment and retention grants. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will make 10,000-dollar grants available to all Missouri public school districts and charter schools to create or expand local teacher recruitment programs. Currently, 20 percent of Missouri school […]
The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved a health insurance proposal on May 10th. The proposal from Thomas McGee includes no increase in premiums for employees. The base HSA for an employee will remain at $516.63, and the base PPO will stay at $607.35. The district cap will remain at $600. This is the third […]
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.