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  • MUSIC Webinar - Suicide Awareness & Prevention

    Good afternoon,

    If you were able to join us this afternoon for the Suicide Awareness and Prevention webinar, we hope that you found it to be helpful and informative. The recording of the webinar and handout provided are available in the links below or by logging into the MUSIC member website here > going to the Events tab > Risk Management & Safety Series, and the links are at the top of the page. Please feel free to share the recording with administrators, counselors, and human resources staff. 

    View recording here

    View handout here


    The MUSIC Team

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  • Annual School Law Seminars

    Attached below are schedules for the various School Law Seminars that the legal firms will be providing before the new school year begins.

    EdCounsel Law Seminars

    Guin Mundorf Law Seminars

    Mickes O'Toole 34th Annual School Law Seminars

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  • National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition Meeting Update

    Members of the National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition met in Washington, D.C. to prepare a legislative platform and to visit with representatives and senators regarding rural education matters.  States represented at the meeting included Montana,California, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Maine, Arkansas, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Texas.  Ray, Jerry and I visited with staffers from Representative Hartzler's office, Representative Sam Graves' office, Representative Billy Long's office and Senator Roy Blunt's office.  During the legislative platform discussion, the group identified concerns with teacher shortages, school choice options, funding, Title programs, E-rate, ESSA, dual credit certification, and infrastructure.  During a briefing on "Why Rural Matters for 2015-2016" a special presentation was made to Senator Jon Tester from Montana.  He was presented the "Rural Hero Award' for his great support of rural education by NREA Executive Director, Dr. Allen Pratt,  Montana Small School Alliance Executive Director, Dan Rask and NREAC Director, Dr. Ray Patrick.  Special thanks to Dr. Allen Pratt, Dr. Ray Patrick and our lobbyists (Sasha, Noelle and Leslie) for organizing the various activities and events.  




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  • Dr. Ray Patrick - Special Recognition at MASA Conference

    Dr. Ray Patrick, Executive Director of the Missouri Association of Rural Education, was recognized on Wednesday, March 29th at the annual MASA Conference held at The Lodge of Four Seasons.  Dr. Doug Hayter, MASA Executive Director, called Dr. Patrick to the stage for the honor. He read a brief biography of Dr. Patrick and then presented him with a plaque.  Dr. Patrick will be officially stepping down as MARE's Executive Director at the end of June, 2017.  He has faithfully served the organization as Executive Director since July of 2000.  

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  • Legal Article - "Tis the Season - Election Season, That Is!"

    Legal Article - "Tis the Season, Election Season, That Is!" by Christi Swick, Mickes O'Toole, LLC

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  • Legal Article - "Legislating Bullying: A Brave New World"

    Legal Article - "Legislating Bullying: A Brave New World" by Natalie Hoernschemeyer, Mickes O'Toole, LLC

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  • 2017 Conference Call for Presentations - Online Form

    APPLICATION FORM - Conference Workshop Presentations

    Annual MARE & MO K-8 Conference

    October 18, 19 & 20, 2017

    Lodge of the Four Seasons

    Lake Ozark, Missouri

    Submission Deadline: August 16, 2017


    Proposed presentations may be submitted by mail, MARE 701 N College, Suite C, Warrensburg, MO 64093,  fax, (660) 747‐8160 or electronically using the form below.

    Submission Outline

    Title of Presentation:

    DESCRIPTION: A brief, proofed description (50 words or less) of your presentation as it is to appear in the program must be attached.

    Brief Description of Presentation:




    Lead Presenter/Organization:                     Position:                                                                            

    School District/Organization: 

    Phone #:              Fax #:       Email Address: 

    Address:      City:     State:      Zip: 

    Additional Co‐Presenters

    Name:                              Position/Employer: 

    Name:                              Position/Employer: 

    Name:                              Position/Employer: 

    My presentation will involve selling a product or service:      Yes         No

    Level of your topic will primarily address:   Check all that apply

    Classroom Instructor        Administrator        Board Member         Other   

    Please check the special equipment needs: (Screen provided)

    VCR          TV         Overhead Projector       LCD Projector   

    *required fields


    2017 Conference Call for Presentations Form (Word)


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  • Legal Article - "Time Out with a Time Limit: Missouri's Administrative Leave Law"

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  • Altis Reach Grant Program provided by Education Technology Partners

    Through our partnership with Education Technology Partners, MARE is pleased to provide an opportunity for schools to access an innovative reading program (Altis Reach) that targets 4th through 10th grade students who are struggling with reading.  Please access the links below to find out more information about this awesome grant opportunity for the 2017-2018 school year.  

    Altis Reach Grant Deadline Extended

    Altis Reach Grant Cover Letter

    Altis Reach Grant Frequently Asked Questions

    Altis Reach - McKinley Gains Report

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