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The Worth County R-III School Board held its monthly meeting on November 17, 2021. Board President, Patricia Warner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM for the purpose of conducting the regular monthly business of the board.

High school teacher, Mrs. Julia Wideman was at the meeting to present to the board about the happenings in her classroom. One of her courses is a dual credit composition course, where students can receive college credit, while in a high school classroom. She also reported on the Veteran’s Day ceremony that she organized to honor our nation’s veterans on November 11.

The administrators gave reports on the happenings in their building. Elementary principal, Mr. Borey highlighted the near-perfect attendance at parent-teacher conferences in October. He also talked about many of the Red Ribbon Week activities that took place this year, led by school counselors Mrs. Amanda Pottorff and Mrs. Blaire Owens. High school principal, Mr. Adwell talked about the Multimedia class’s graphics development for game day promotions using the same software that is used in the corporate world. He also discussed the post high school preparations ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders participated in this week. Curriculum director and AD, Mr. Josh Smith showed the board some of the priority standards that are currently being covered in K-12 classrooms. He also gave reports on sports and activities, highlighted by the marching band’s first place finish at Northwest Missouri State University’s Homecoming Parade, Lincoln Moore being selected as first chair bari sax in the highest district honor band, and football’s current playoff run.

In board business, the board approved the annual evaluation of the Career and Technical Education Program. The district has many students participating in the programs at Worth County R-III, as well as at Northwest Technical School in Maryville. The school programs of Agriculture, Business, and Family and Consumer Sciences provide many opportunities for students to learn and apply skills that will be needed in many career fields.

In other reports, the board heard an update about the district’s financial standing and the status of current and future debt service bonds. The district is in a good place financially to be able to provide opportunities for our students and community, but we must continue to plan and evaluate our facilities and future building needs. The board also announced that there would be an election for two seats on the board to be held April 5, 2022. The seats carry a three-year term and folding runs from December 7, 2021 to December 27, 2021.

The next board of education meeting will be December 16, 2021 at 7:30.

More information on the meeting and board of education agendas can be found at:

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