Dan Brinkmann, automotive technology instructor at the Washington School District’s Four Rivers Career Center, is one of 17 semifinalists for the 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

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The SOAR to 2024 strategic plan for East Central College was unveiled Wednesday night, Aug. 14, to the public.


Ameren announced in February a five-year plan to upgrade infrastructure for more than 2,000 projects throughout the state.

The St. Clair R-XIII School Board agreed to a lease-purchase of three new buses at a special board meeting Thursday, July 25.


Summer is quickly coming to a close and that means the start of school is right around the corner. 

For 20 years, Pamela LeSeure has been working in the classroom usually as a fifth-grade teacher. This year, she will step into the administrative side of education as the new assistant principal at Edgar Murray Elementary in the St. Clair R-XIII School District.

Revisions of two policies regarding student’s academic progress and conditions were adopted by the East Central College Board of Trustees last Thursday.


Washington School District officials met this week with their architects to discuss exterior finishes for the new school to replace South Point Elementary.


Catapult Learning’s Summer Journey program  recently wrapped up its third year as part of Union R-XI’s summer curriculum and it’s still as popular as ever.

The Union R-XI Board of Education will discuss plans to name the new elementary school currently being built as part of the Prop Wildcats bond at its monthly board meeting.

The Union R-XI Board of Education approved many new business items at its June 26 monthly board meeting.

The Washington School District announced that Dan Brinkmann, automotive technology instructor at Four Rivers Career Center, has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for the South Central Region.

The Union R-XI Board of Education approved a spending plan with $32.7 million in expenditures -— 72 percent is headed toward wages and benefits.


The Washington School Board has adopted a $75.3 million spending plan for the 2019-20 school year.

The Washington School Board approved the purchase of a used minivan for the buildings and grounds department through the State of Missouri Surplus Program at the cost $11,800. 

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. 


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.