The Union R-XI School District is desperately trying to hire new bus drivers.
It was unanimous at the Union R-XI school board meeting Wednesday night, that Topeka firm HTK Architects was a match for the district’s facility upgrades.
The Union R-XI School Board may vote as early as Wednesday on an architectural firm that could design a new school and facility upgrades, according to Superintendent Dr. Steve Weinhold.
East Central and St. Charles Community colleges may be vying for the attention of nearby Warren County in the future as local leaders discuss the possibility of bringing more educational opportunities there.
Union was only slightly off its district wide goal to meet Missouri’s attendance guidelines that recommends school districts strive to see 90 percent of its students in attendance 90 percent of the time.
The Washington School District is making some changes to its assessment plan due to the state no longer paying the ACT fee for all juniors as it did the last two years.
A new program inviting students’ fathers to get involved at school is set to launch at Clark-Vitt Elementary in the coming weeks.
Nine Washington High School students were recognized last week by the Washington School Board for attending Missouri Boys and Girls State over the summer.
In November, East Central College’s Board of Trustees will vote on a possible overhaul of its scholarship policy that may make paying for classes easier for students.
Contract negotiations on lighting upgrades throughout the Union R-XI district are set to begin after the school board agreed the upgrades are becoming a necessity.
East Central College received good news Tuesday in the form of its annual census data, which showed a 2.2 percent drop in enrollment, roughly 2.8 percent better than what the college had expected this fall.
The Washington School District plans to send out an electronic survey to all stakeholders — parents, community members, staff and students — as it develops a new five-year strategic plan.
Concerns about overcrowding at the Union R-XI School District started several years ago when “bubbles,” or large influxes of students, started coming through the district’s elementary schools.
A news team is assembling at Central Elementary in the form of Central Action News, a new program STEM teacher Louis Smith hopes will encourage students to be leaders.
It was a busy summer for administrators and staff at Union R-XI, with almost two times the amount of students enrolled in the summer session than in a typical year.
Letters went home last week in three Franklin County public school districts announcing a new initiative by the county health department to give students their proper vaccinations.
Union R-XI officials will meet with the community a second time Tuesday, Sept. 19, in hopes of garnering more opinions on possible solutions to the district’s overcrowding issues.
East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Director Alice Whalen wants people to know that the program at the college is growing stronger than ever.
East Central College will be looking to develop its vision in the form of a new strategic plan which President Dr. Jon Bauer hopes will be more focused and direct.
Students at Union High School seeking a career right out of high school are in luck, due to a new program at the school.
As the first public forum to discuss the future of Union R-XI facilities nears, some in the district have their minds on possible solutions to overcrowding issues.
The Union R-XI School District kicked off its first week of classes with a Chromebook for each student in grades three to 12, and reached an important milestone in its technology initiative.
While most area schools closed for the total solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Principal Pam Tholen said students had the most to gain by spending the day at school with their teachers.
Students in the Washington School District will be back in the classroom Tuesday, Aug. 15, and school officials said they will be ready for them.
As the total solar eclipse nears, many school districts in Franklin County have reversed course and are now closing for the day while others are staying open and planning special activities.
Clark-Vitt Elementary teacher Linda Schwoeppe didn’t know much about gardening when her students asked her to start a garden club two years ago. She said that in many ways, she’s learned as the students have, day-by-day.