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Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions

The state Board of Education is expected to vote today on proposed changes to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) received hundreds of public comments about the proposal. The part that has garnered the most attention deals with the time it takes […]

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Missouri Board of Education President pleased with school preparation

Many Missouri schools have kicked off fall classes and others will soon start. Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields says board members have been impressed with the plans schools have made to reopen this fall amid a pandemic. “The thing that we have been impressed with is the local schools, the school boards, and […]

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Trenton R-9 School District and Pleasant View R-6 report uptick in student enrollments

Classes began Wednesday, August 26th for more area school districts. Trenton R-9 reports an opening day enrollment of 1,093 in kindergarten through 12th grade, which is up by 24 from last year’s first day. One thousand thirty-two students are attending in person. Sixty-one are attending classes virtually, which is about five and a half percent […]

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Missouri panel to request temporary removal of districts serving as MOCAP gatekeeper

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is drafting a letter to send to Gov. Mike Parson to request temporary removal of school districts serving as the gatekeeper of Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. Due to COVID-19, more families are choosing to move their kids to virtual learning. During a committee […]

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Mosaic Life Care Foundation approvers “EmPowerU program” to be free of charge over next five years

The Mosaic Life Care Foundation Board of Trustees approved a change in the emPowerU fee structure for the next five years.  EmPowerU educational programming will be offered free of charge through the next five years for school districts in the Foundation’s 31 county service region in northwest Missouri and adjacent counties in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.  Foundation […]

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Missouri Board of Education to consider proposal intended to boost available substitute teachers

Missouri is in the market for more K-12 substitute teachers during the COVID-19 time. The level of need varies around the state depending on the district, grade, subject, and region. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the number of candidates preparing to become full-time teachers has been declining steadily over […]

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Audio: Bright Futures to hold “Back-to-School” event today

Distribution of backpacks and school supplies is just one activity planned for Thursday, August 13 when Bright Futures Trenton’s Grundy County holds a Back-to-School Event. Bright Futures Trenton Co-coordinator Lynn Griffin says backpacks and supplies for Trenton R-9 students will be given out in the First Christian Church Activity Center from noon until 6 o’clock. […]

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Community members express concerns about COVID-19 and wearing masks at Trenton Board of Education meeting

Three community members spoke during the public comment portion of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. They each have either children or grandchildren who will attend school in the district this year. Many of the concerns involved wearing masks. Susan Cooksey said her grandson was born premature and […]

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Grundy County Commission reports on CARES Act funding distribution

The Grundy County Commission accepted CARES Act funding applications from 14 entities the morning of Tuesday, August 11th. Allocated funds totaled $961,512.72. There are $194,092.90 in unallocated funds that will be distributed on an as-needed basis to the 14 entities. Grundy County, the Grundy County Nursing Home District, the Grundy County Health Department, the Grundy County Library, the Families […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]