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Spickard Board of Education declines the use of “Test to Stay” COVID protocol

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education voted October 18, 2021, to DECLINE the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education COVID-19 Test to Stay option for students and staff. The board accepted a bid from Ace Roofing for cafeteria roof repairs for $11,172. A Princeton bus mechanic proposal was approved. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the Princeton […]

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Spickard R-2 Board of Education addresses a number of issues at Monday meeting

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on September 20, 2021, approved changing the custodian position from part-time to full-time. Paula Fagan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the term will go until the election in April. Fagan was the only applicant for the position.  Eakes says the position was […]

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Spickard Board of Education adopts budget and accepts bids

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education adopted a budget and accepted bids July 19th. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports anticipated revenues for the 2021-2022 budget are $1,033,529, and anticipated expenditures are $1,006,038. There is a surplus of $27,491. The 2020-2021 budget was also amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. Bids were accepted from AE Dairy […]

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Bright Futures Trenton to hold Back-to-School event set for August 12

Churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals can help with the Bright Futures Trenton Back to School Event. School supplies, clothing, shoes, hygiene supplies, and haircuts will be available at multiple locations for students of Grundy County schools on August 12th. The goal of the event is to distribute items to students in need from preschool through […]

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Spickard Board of Education approves addition to handbook pertaining to out-of-school suspension

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 […]

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Spickard R-2 Board of Education approve replacement of flooring, purchase of lawn mower

Several action items were approved during a recent meeting of the Spickard R-2 Board of Education. Information from School Principal Kristi Weldon notes flooring will be replaced with nylon carpet tiles at the appraised price of $37,618. This involves over 3,700 square feet on the main floor and 4,000 square feet on the third floor.  […]

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Spickard Board of Education accepts resignation of Kristi Weldon

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education offered a contract for the superintendent/principal position after a closed session this week. Board Secretary Kelli Girdner reports the person’s name has not yet been released. The board accepted the resignation in February of current superintendent/principal Kristi Weldon. The board also hired teachers for the next school year. They […]

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Spickard Board of Education accepts bid to replace windows; board accepts resignation of teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education increased tutoring pay and approved field trips on March 15th. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports tutoring pay was raised from $20 per hour to $25 per hour. Field trips included one for the end of the year to Hannibal on May 13th and the Positive Behavior Support program to Chillicothe […]

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Superintendent of Spickard school submits letter of resignation to Board of Education

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education has accepted a letter of resignation from the superintendent; however, no reason was given for Kristi Weldon’s resignation.  Weldon says the board will begin the process of looking for another superintendent. The board hired her in June. The board also approved the 2021-2022 school calendar. No specific calendar dates […]

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Special meeting of Spickard Board of Education and Board of Aldermen called to resolve water issues at school

An announcement has been made of a special meeting on Saturday afternoon to discuss the water situation at Spickard, including the school. No in-person classes will be held on Friday at the Spickard school due to lack of water; instead, Friday will be another AMI Day which is alternative methods of instruction. The meeting is […]

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Spickard school superintendent unsure when students will be able to return to school

Since last week, Spickard R-2 School students have not met at the school due to a frozen water pipe. Superintendent Kristi Weldon notes the pipe is under the road on city property near the school. Classes were not held on February 19th, and school was held at the Spickard First Christian Church on February 22nd.  […]

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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 […]

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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 funding allocations; receives 2021 budget proposals

The Grundy County Commission approved COVID-19 fund allocations on December 15th and received several fiscal year 2021 budget proposals. COVID-19 Relief Fund approved expenses included for the Jewett Norris Library of $6,122.44, Grundy County $19,052.42, the Senior Tax Board $432.37, the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled $9,181.97, the Sunnyview Nursing Home of $103,605.56, […]

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Grundy County Commission approves additional COVID-19 relief funds; culverts ordered to replenish inventory

The Grundy County Commission approved COVID-19 Relief Fund allocations for eight entities on December 8th. The Spickard R-2 School District was approved for $21,115.04, the Laredo R-7 School District $891.94, the Pleasant View R-6 School District $26,406.85, the Grundy County R-5 School District $30,720.28, Grundy County $8,162.46, the City of Trenton $1,845, North Central Missouri […]

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Spickard Board of Education votes to retain health insurance provider for 2021

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on November 16th voted to stay with the same health insurance for 2021. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports the insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield will increase $3,000 total for a monthly premium. The superintendent was appointed as the district English Language Learner coordinator and district foster care point of […]