The Union R-XI School District is in the midst of expanding its current preschool program for the 2020-21 school year, but it will come to fruition a year early at Beaufort Elementary. 

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An $18,174,084 general operating budget for fiscal year 2020 at East Central College was approved Monday night by the board of trustees. It will take effect July 1.

A request to preauthorize state and federal grant-funded purchases was approved during the East Central College Board of Trustees meeting Monday.

The Washington School Board this week approved a resolution authorizing Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, St. Louis, to purchase $26 million in general obligation bonds following passage of the district’s April 2 bond issue to build a new school and make safety improvements districtwide.

Washington High School Principal Dr. Kelle McCallum has been named the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) Exemplary New Principal of the Year for the South Central Region.

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Several goals outlined in an interim strategic plan for East Central College have been met.

Longtime educator George McKee of Union will be the commencement speaker at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School’s graduation ceremony Thursday, May 16.

Dr. Jennifer Maune, a teacher in public education for 15 years, has been named the new principal for St. Vincent’s, Dutzow, for the upcoming school year. She will assume her new role this summer.

Starting next school year, Union students will have the option to take part in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program.

On Tuesday, voters will choose among multiple candidates seeking seats on school boards in Franklin County.

The East Central College Community Education Department has announced five new classes for the 2019 Summer Learning Academy.

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The Citizens for Great Schools committee said it’s working on all fronts to promote passage of the Washington School District’s $26 million zero tax-rate increase bond issue that will be on the April 2 ballot.

The Citizens for Great Schools committee made a stop on its question and answer tour at the Washington City Council chambers Monday night, earning an endorsement of the proposed bond issue.