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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves employee health insurance plans and senior trip to Branson

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 […]

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North Mercer Board of Education approves addition to base salary schedule; senior trip to Florida approved

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 […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves moving district to a four-day schedule beginning next school year

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening, February 11th approved the district moving to a four-day week schedule beginning next school year. This came after a report from High School Principal Matt Rayl regarding a parent survey on a four-day week proposal. The school calendar and class schedules will be reviewed at […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education approves insurance policy coverage

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education approved the renewal of the Missouri United School Insurance Council insurance policy Monday evening. A school representative says the policy with the optional umbrella policy of 10 million dollars will cost the district $40,709 for a year. The purchase of a commercial mixer was approved from Burkett for […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves new insurance carrier

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the district’s health insurance provider as well as salary increases at its meeting Monday evening. Ozarks Schools Benefits Association will be the health insurance carrier for the next school year. Insurance rates increased by eight point six two percent with Blue Cross Blue Shield to be the district’s […]

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Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education to meet Monday

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education will discuss insurance quotes from the Ozarks Schools Benefits Association at its meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019. The board will meet in the high school Family and Consumer Science classroom that evening at 6 o’clock. Items on the agenda include extracurricular trips, cooping, a Washington Leadership Conference presentation […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves amended calendar for this school year

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted Wednesday evening to amend this year’s school calendar for makeup days due to inclement weather. Superintendent Doctor Kim Johnson reports Newtown-Harris has missed 13 days this school year so far, and 10 will be made up. She says makeup days include February 18th, March 22nd as an early […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education meets

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved Linda Hague as a foster care liaison at a meeting this week. Principal Dustin Freeman reported the Professional Learning Committee met with the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center Representative Lori Ladwig to plan second-semester curriculum goals and meeting dates. Missouri Assessment Program and End of Course exam scores […]