South Nodaway BOE

Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

South Nodaway

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met on June 18 to discuss the end of the 2013-14 school year and make plans for the 2014-15 school year:

The board participated in a board workshop put on by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) before the regular meeting. According to MSBA, the workshop was to emphasize the importance of collaboration between the board and the superintendent to improve student achievement and district performance.

The board then utilized some of this information in a work session after the regular meeting. The work session was to go over the superintendent job description and written expectations. The board looked at superintendent handbooks. Johnnie Silkett, 2014-15 superintendent, also requested that the board

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    After 16 years, Dowis retires from Jefferson superintendent position

     After more than 16 years of service to the Jefferson C-123 School District as superintendent of schools, Robert P. Dowis retired July 1.

    An open house in his honor is planned from 12-3 pm, Sunday, July 13, at the Jefferson C-123 School multipurpose building.

    “It was hard to give the keys back today,” said Dowis on June 30. “I’ve been lucky to be part of a good team. I’m very fortunate and

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    Local Health Department gives tips to stay cool this summer

    Keeping cool in the heat is about more than just comfort, it’s about your health. Excessive heat exposure can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. In fact, excessive heat exposure causes approximately 8,000 deaths per year in the United States according to the CDC.

    Heat Exhaustion is the body’s response to an excessive loss of the water and salt contained in sweat. This often occurs after being exposed to high temperatures for several days. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include heavy

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    Maryville seeks community to fill board openings

     Seven vacancies have come up on five of the Maryville boards and the city seeks to fill the openings over the next month as the budget season commences for the 2015 fiscal year.

    The openings are for the planning and zoning commission, board of code appeals, board of zoning adjustment, public art advisory committee and the Mozingo advisory board. All are appointed by the Maryville City Council and can be applied for on the Maryville city website at All boards except the Mozingo advisory

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    Northwest Regents approves 2014-2015 budget

     The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents during its regular meeting June 26, unanimously approved the university’s fiscal year 2015 budget, which includes the Education & General (E&G) Budget and the Auxiliary Enterprises Budget, totaling $112 million.

    The total budget includes a projected increase of five percent, based on the state’s performance funding model, while addressing mandatory expense increases, tuition revenue projections, and cost-of-living and targeted market-based adjustments for employees.

    Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said

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    Heart of America Tractor Cruise is family affair

    The Heart of America Tractor Cruise on June 28 is generations of families coming together to benefit children’s charities in Northwest Missouri. As the 60 mile cruise started and ended at Northwest Missouri State University, folks gathered to prepare the tractors. Anna and Fritz Lager are proud of their grandfather Herman Lager’s M Farmall tractor. Their dad Bob Lager drove the tractor in the cruise. See more photos in the July 3 edition of the Nodaway News Leader.


    Mozingo Opens Cabins

    Jay Drake, building trades instructor and Jeremy Ingraham, Northwest Technical School director, were on hand during the June 28 Open House festivities at the Mozingo Lake Recreation Park cabins. The two cabins were constructed by the two building trades class at NTS. They are shown here answering questions for Kurt and Sandy Davis, Ravenwood.

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