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  • 2019 MARE Scholarship Programs - Information & Application Guidelines

    The Missouri Association of Rural Education offers two scholarship programs for students interested in becoming teachers and returning to rural school districts to teach.  The first program is the MARE Rural Missouri Scholarship Fund.  This program is open to only junior and senior level students attending Missouri colleges or universities that offer degrees in education.  Applicants must have completed 60 or more credit hours and have declared a major in education. Over the past two years, MARE, with support from the key sponsors who support the Annual MARE Scholarship Golf Tournament (CTS Group, L.J. Hart & Company, Mickes O'Toole, LLC, Missouri Educators Health Group, Forrest T. Jones & Company, MEUHP, Guin Mundorf, LLC, American Fidelity, Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.) Hole Sponsors (Inter-State Studio, EdCounsel, LLC, MRTA, Parallel Education, MUSIC, Tueth Keeney, P.C., George K. Baum, EdOptimus, GRP Mechanical, HTK Architects, NREA, The Garland Company, Smart Data, Pro Energy Solutions, Reynolds Construction & Commercial Roofing, Integrity Educational Administrative Solutions, LLC. and Central States Bus) and those who provided prizes and played, has provided twenty-six (26) $1,000.00 scholarships.  Information for this program is available below.  This information will also be mailed to all Missouri colleges and universities that offer teacher education programs and certifications.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 29, 2019.  

    Guidelines & Application for The Rural Missouri Scholarship Fund

     

    The second scholarship program offered by MARE is open to graduating high school seniors of MARE member school districts.  Applicants must have indicated plans to pursue a degree in education.  Only senior students from MARE member school districts are eligible to apply.  Over the past two years, MARE, with support from EdCounsel, LLC has provided forty-five (45) $500.00 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from all over the state.  Information for this program is available below.  This information will be provided to all Missouri High School Counselors as well.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 8, 2019.  

    Guidelines for the Rural Missouri High School Senior Scholarship Fund

     

    If you have questions regarding either of these scholarship opportunities, please reach out to Kevin Sandlin, MARE Executive Director, at (660) 747-8050 or by email at ksandlin@moare.com.  

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  • West St. Francois Co. R-IV Principal Vacancies for 2019-2020

    The West St. Francois County R-IV School District is seeking applicants for the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year:  High School Principal, Middle School Principal and Elementary Principal.  For more information on these vacancies please see below:

     

    High School Principal Vacancy - Enrollment is 290, certified staff - 28, 1 administrator

    Contact information - Send Resume and Application to Holly Brown, Secretary of the Board, 1123 Main Street, Leadwood, Missouri  63653 - hbrown@wcr4.org,  Application found at http://wcr4.org

    Details:  The West St. Francois County R-IV School District is seeking applicants for a High School Principal.  This position will be responsible for providing instructional leadership in the building in the areas of curriculum, professional development, assessment planning and the overall safety and welfare of students.  Qualities of the candidate would include, positive attitude, good work ethic, technology awareness and an understanding of the community.  The candidate must possess licensure from the state of Missouri for this position.  Residency in the district within a reasonable time is required.  Salary range of $70,000-$90,000, depending on experience,  Please submit an application and resume to Holly Brown, Secretary of the Board, 1124 Main Street, Leadwood, Missouri  63653.  Items can also be emailed to hbrown@wcr4.org.  Application can be found at http://wcr4.org.

     

    Middle School Principal Vacancy - Enrollment is 236, certified staff - 24, 1 administrator

    Contact information - Send Resume and Application to Holly Brown, Secretary of the Board, 1123 Main Street, Leadwood, Missouri  63653 - hbrown@wcr4.org,  Application found at http://wcr4.org

    Details:  The West St. Francois County R-IV School District is seeking applicants for a Middle School Principal.  This position will be responsible for providing instructional leadership in the building in the areas of curriculum, professional development, assessment planning and the overall safety and welfare of students.  Qualities of the candidate would include, positive attitude, good work ethic, technology awareness and an understanding of the community.  The candidate must possess licensure from the state of Missouri for this position.  Residency in the district within a reasonable time is required.  Salary range of $65,000-$85,000, depending on experience,  Please submit an application and resume to Holly Brown, Secretary of the Board, 1124 Main Street, Leadwood, Missouri  63653.  Items can also be emailed to hbrown@wcr4.org.  Application can be found at http://wcr4.org.

     

    Elementary Principal Vacancy - Enrollment is 480, certified staff - 24, 1 administrator

    Contact information - end Resume and Application to Holly Brown, Secretary of the Board, 1123 Main Street, Leadwood, Missouri  63653 - hbrown@wcr4.org,  Application found at http://wcr4.org.

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    The West St. Francois County R-IV School District is seeking applicants for an Elementary School Principal.  This position will be responsible for providing instructional leadership in the building in the areas of curriculum, professional development, assessment planning and the overall safety and welfare of students.  Qualities of the candidate would include, positive attitude, good work ethic, technology awareness and an understanding of the community.  The candidate must possess licensure from the state of Missouri for this position.  Residency in the district within a reasonable time is required.  Salary range of $65,000-$85,000, depending on experience,  Please submit an application and resume to Holly Brown, Secretary of the Board, 1124 Main Street, Leadwood, Missouri  63653.  Items can also be emailed to hbrown@wcr4.org.  Application can be found at http://wcr4.org.

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  • Holcomb R-II School District Superintendent Vacancy for 2019-2020 School Year

    HOLCOMB R-III SCHOOL DISTRICT

    102 SOUTH CHERRY STREET

    HOLCOMB, MO 63852

    (573) 792-3113

     

    The Holcomb R-III Board of Education is seeking candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.

     

     

    District Highlights

    • APR:  2014--89.6; 2015--91.4; 2016--89.3; 2017--90.7
    • Students to Classroom Teacher Ratio:  17:1
    • Extra-Curricular:  Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball, & Volleyball
    • Co-Curricular:  Art Club, Band, BETA, Drama Club, FBLA, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, & SGA
    • Parents as Teachers
    • District Transportation
    • District Food Service
    • Breakfast in the Classroom
    • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at Elementary
    • Holcomb Education Foundation
    • 31.5% Fund Balance

     

     

    District Information

    • Assessed Valuation - $22,367,422
    • Tax Levy – $4.0405 (Debt Service of .7405 included)
    • Certified Staff – 51
    • Support Staff – 21
    • Administration – 5
    • Enrollment – 513 (PK-12)

     

     

    The School Board

    • Mark McClendon, President 04/20
    • Tony Houart, Vice-President 04/21
    • Brandon Wallace, Treasurer 04/19
    • Gary Brown, Board Member 04/20
    • Autumn Burk, Board Member 04/19
    • Eric Heuring, Board Member 04/20
    • Tim Moore, Board Member 04/21

     

     

    Application Guidelines

    A complete file will include:

    • Completed application form.  Administrative application can be secured from district website (www.holcombschools.net).
    • Letter of application (directed to the Holcomb R-III Board of Education).  Include reasons for interest in the position and a description of significant accomplishments of the past few years.
    • Current resume (include name, title, address, and phone numbers of five persons who will serve as references).
    • Three letters of reference.
    • Copies of college/university transcripts or current placement files.
    • Evidence of Missouri Superintendent’s Certification or eligibility thereof.
    • Any other supporting documents that would enhance the application file.
    • Mail (do not Email) information to:

    Holcomb R-III School District

    Attention:  Superintendent Search

    102 South Cherry Street

    Holcomb, Mo. 63852

     

     

    Position Information

    • Salary:  Based on certified salary schedule indexed at 2.0.
    • Initial contract:  1-2 year
    • Superintendent experience preferred.

     

     

    Application Timeline

    • Applications due December 7, 2018
    • Screening begins December 10, 2018
    • Anticipated Hire Date:  January 10, 2019
    • Contract to Begin:  July 01, 2019

     

     

    *Applicants are asked not to make direct contact with individual Holcomb R-III Board members.  Initial applications will be kept confidential; however, all applications, letters, resumes, transcripts, credentials, etc. submitted for the purpose of this application process will, upon receipt become the sole property of the Holcomb R-III Board of Education.

     

     

    *Statement of Non-Discrimination:    

    The School District considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. If you have a disability or handicap which may require accommodation for you to participate in our application process (including filling out this form, interviewing or any other pre-employment procedure or requirement), please make us aware of any accommodation you feel is necessary. Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs. If you have any inquiries, complaints or concerns about any pre-employment procedure or requirement, including completing this application, or about the District policy of non-discrimination, you may contact Dr. Ashley McMillian at 573-792-3113, Ext.1.

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  • MARE Welcomes Missouri Propane Education & Research Council as a New Associate Member

    MOPERC is a not-for-profit organization created by the Missouri legislature to develop programs and projects that promote propane research, education, safety and marketing.  It is governed by a 15-member Council composed of industry volunteers.  In 2018, the Council set aside up to $1 million dollars over a 10-year period to assist Missouri school districts that adopted propane school buses.  The program anticipated 50 rebates annually of $2,000 each for the 10-year period of the Volkswagen Trust distribution.  The rebates can be used for any purpose - vehicle acquisition, infrastructure, fuel or classrooms.  To qualify, a district must only provide MOPERC with the contact at the bus seller and the PO number. The rebate is paid when the district takes ownership of the bus.  A district can qualify for up to 10 rebates each year.  Rebates are claimed on a first-come basis.  We recommend that you have your bus representative contact MOPERC early on so that we can set aside your rebates prior to taking possession of the vehicle.  

    For more information, please contact Steve Ahrens, President of MOPERC, at (573) 893-7655, extension 301 or by email at steve@MissouriPropane.com.  

    Website address:  www.PropaneMissouri.com/SchoolBus

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  • MARE Welcomes Software Unlimited, Inc. as a New Associate Member

    MARE is pleased to welcome Software Unlimited to the organization as our latest MARE Associate Member.  

    The School Accounting System by Software Unlimited, Inc. is a flexible and comprehensive suite of financial software solutions designed specifically for school districts and customized to meet Missouri state reporting requirements.  A suite of integrated add-on modules provides a complete set of tools to complement your business office.  For more information regarding this company or our products, please contact Corey Atkinson, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (800) 756-0035 Extension 112 or by email at caa@su-inc.com.  Check out our website at www.su-inc.com.  

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    MARE Executive Board News

    The Missouri Association of Rural Education recently recognized both Ken Cook, Superintendent of Malden R-I School District, and Ken Lentz, Malden R-I School District Board Member, for their service on the MARE Executive Board.  Ken Cook served as the Region E (Southeast Missouri) Representative from July of 2010 through September of 2018.  Ken Lentz joined the Executive Board as a School District Board Member Representative in May of 2014 and served until October of 2018.  We greatly appreciate the service that these two gentlemen provided to the organization.  Attached is a photo of both gentlemen receiving their plaques at the recent SE MASA meeting held at Dexter Hickory Log on Wednesday, November 7th.  MARE Board President, Mr. Darryl Pannier, Superintendent at Nell Holcomb R-IV presented the awards.  In other news, MARE welcomes Mr. Terry Hamilton, Superintendent at the North Pemiscot County R-I School District, as the new Region E MARE Board Representative.  Mr. Hamilton was appointed by the MARE Board during their regularly scheduled meeting at the MARE/MO K-8 Conference on Thursday, October 18th.  

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  • MARE Board Training Opportunities

    The Missouri Association of Rural Education (MARE) will be offering the required 16 hours of training for newly appointed or elected Board members according to the schedule below.    If you have Board members that are in need of the training, please contact Kevin Sandlin, MARE Executive Director, by phone at (660 747-8050 or by email at ksandlin@moare.com to share your information.  If we can find members in need of the required training in other areas of the state (Southwest, Central, etc.) we will work to schedule a training event in that area as well.  To register for one of our training events, please complete the attached form and send it to Kevin Sandlin, MARE Executive Director, at ksandlin@moare.com.  We will be posting a schedule of planned trainings for after the April elections by sometime in early January or February. MARE welcomes the opportunity to provide the necessary training for your Board members.  

    Poplar Bluff, Missouri - Holiday Inn - Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st - 8:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. each day - This training will occur!

    NE Missouri - To be announced soon!  

    MARE Board Training Registration Form 

     

     

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  • Legal Articles

    Various representatives from the legal firms that support MARE as Associate Members have agreed to provide us with timely legal articles on a variety of issues that face Missouri public schools and their leaders.  I would encourage you to check this site often for the most recent additions to the listing.  Share this information with others within your district and in neighboring districts so that everyone is "in the know" concerning relevant legal matters.  Special thanks to our friends at EdCounsel, LLC; Guin Mundorf, LLC; Mickes O'Toole, LLC and Tueth Keeney, LLC.  

    ""Are You Ready to Roll Out an SPO Officer in Your School" by Brittany Newell with Mickes O'Toole, LLC

    Prevailing Wage Law Update" by Chris Pittman with EdCounsel, LLC

    "School Safety" by Emily Wopata with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Protection Against Sexual Orientation Continues to Broaden" by Brittany Newell with Mickes O'Toole, LLC

    "After the Election: School Board Reorganization" by Amy Clendennen with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, PC

    "It's one, two, three strikes you're out....Spring Personnel Decisions for Certified Personnel" by Kristen O'Neal with EdCounsel, LLC

    "New Construction Project Delivery Methods and When to Use Them" by Jeff Klusmeier with Guin Mundorf, LLC

    "Navigating a Child Complaint" by Adam Henningsen with Guin Mundorf, LLC

    "Strategies for Late Teacher Resignations in a Climate of Teacher Shortages" by Ryan VanFleet with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Relative Caregivers, Limited Guardianships and Student Enrollment: What Does Missouri Law Actually Require?" by Danielle McAfee with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Section 504: What's New and What's Next" by Betsey Helfrich with Mickes O'Toole, LLC

    "Accomodating Employees When They Return to Work (or Don't Return)" by Stephen Freeland with Guin Mundorf, LLC

    "Tackling Tough Enrollment and Residency Issues" by Ryan Fry, with Guin Mundorf, LLC

    "Being Too Nice in Performance Evaluations" by Brian Mayer with EdCounsel, LLC

    "How to Process a Continuous Wage Garnishment under the New Rules" by Johanna Shallenberger, Mickes O'Toole, LLC

    "Limitations on Working After Retirement: It's Not Just for Employees Anymore" by Kristen O'Neal with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Meal Charge Policies: Addressing Unpaid Balances" by Ryan VanFleet with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Missouri Human Rights Act Changes" by Brian Mayer with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Dealing with the Spearin Doctrine: Drafting Disclaimers" by Ryan VanFleet with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Student Drug Testing Policies: What Districts Should Know" by Danielle McAfee with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Student Searches" by Brian Mayer with EdCounsel, LLC

    "Legislating Bullying: A Brave New World" by Natalie Hoernschmeyer, Esq. with MIckes O'Toole, LLC

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

     

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