Category Archives: Education

School Board Hires Engineering Firm for Proposed Campus Improvements

Written on November 14, 2017 at 11:00 am, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  President Trinity Davis called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with five members present, Mr. Tippett and Mr. Triplett were absent. Consent Agenda  The board voted 5-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: Minutes […]

School Board Fills Parents as Teacher Position at October Meeting

Written on October 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  President, Trinity Davis, called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present.  George Koontz was absent. Consent Agenda The board voted 6-0 to approve the following items on the consent agenda: Approve Minutes from September […]

Ministerial Alliance Project Aids 183 Students With Free School Supplies

Written on September 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm, by

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met August 7 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Those present were Mark Appold, Troy Barrett, Karen Biggs, Marie Ebeling, Dan Hite, Pam Glasgow, Diane Koontz, and Jack Sumption. Marie Ebeling was present to update the group on the School Backpacks.  A total of 183 students were […]

Scotland County Grad Secures Funding to Expand Industrial Arts Program

Written on November 8, 2016 at 11:30 am, by

A Scotland County R-I graduate is returning to his roots to help secure funding to expand his high school industrial arts program. Rich Green, Industrial Technology Coordinator at Knox County R-I High School, recently announced that several Scotland County businesses have made donations  to his program to help fund the purchase of a  Lincoln TorchMate […]

Public Survey Shows Support for School Tax Proposal Minus Extracurricular Expenditures

Written on May 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm, by

  The Scotland County R-I School Board of Education met in special session on Monday, May 2 to review the Proposition 2 surveys that were submitted by  stakeholders from the community. More than 200 responses were received both online and via printed surveys submitted at various locations. “We would like to thank everyone for their […]

MPD Teaming Up With Local Sponsors to Provide Child Safety Education Materials

Written on April 5, 2016 at 11:02 am, by

Once again the Memphis Police Department is teaming up with local sponsors to help provide educational materials on safety to area school children. Recently letters went out to former participants as well as prospective new donors seeking support for the local participation in the National Child Safety Council (NCSC) program, which distributes books, pamphlets and […]

Local Education Advocates Forming Scotland County School Foundation

Written on February 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm, by

Ten years ago at a state school board presentation, George Koontz first heard about what a school foundation is and what it can do for a school district.  Now, a group of local citizens is working together to form the Scotland County School Foundation. An education foundation is privately operated, nonprofit charitable organization established to […]

Troop B Seeking Students To Participate In Upcoming Student Alliance Program

Written on January 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm, by

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, is pleased to announce Troop B will be conducting a two-day Student Alliance Program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for current junior and senior high school students to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The […]

Scotland County Memorial Library Receives Grant

Written on May 14, 2015 at 7:59 am, by

Scotland County Memorial Library has been awarded an LSTA Racing to Read Story Time Plus grant by the Missouri State Library. Librarian Melissa Schuster indicated the Memphis library received $2,000, which is being used to purchase early literacy books. She noted that Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominees for 2015 and winners of the […]

Berkowitz Named SCR-I Board of Education President

Written on April 15, 2015 at 7:22 pm, by

The newest school board member was inducted when the Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.  President George Koontz called the meeting to order. The board voted 7-0 to certify the April 8th election results as follows: Gary Miller received 457 votes in Scotland […]