Living in Northeast Missouri presents our school district with many challenges dealing with adverse weather. At times, severe weather conditions at 6:00 a.m. are much improved one or two hours later making it safe to continue school activities. The Kirksville R-III School District will begin using the option of a two-hour delayed start to the school day for inclement weather or other emergencies.
The need to close or delay the opening of our schools for the safety of our students and staff is a decision we take very seriously. We understand students are better served both academically and socially by being in school, however, student and staff welfare is our top priority.
Two-Hour Delay Procedure
Two-hour Delay School Start Times
Early Childhood Learning Center No Morning Classes. Full day classes start at 10:10 a.m.
Kirksville Primary School 10:10 a.m.
Ray Miller 10:10 a.m.
William Matthew Middle School 9:43 a.m.
Kirksville High School 9:47 a.m.
Kirksville Area Technical Center 9:47 a.m.
*Buses will unload at each school approximately 2 hours after their normal times.
Three schools from the Kirksville R-III School District are part of 25 schools to be honored for 10 or more years participating in the MO SW-PBS Award of Excellence. Congratulations to the Kirksville Early Childhood Learning Center, Kirksville Primay School and Ray Miller Elementary.
In May 2018, 177 Missouri public and charter schools will be recognized for exemplary implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS). SW-PBS is an evidence based, proactive approach to teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations in order to improve student behavior, maximize instructional time, and increase student engagement.
Over the thirteen year history of MO SW-PBS, over 600 partner schools have participated in the rigorous process of implementation, data collection and artifact submission. Recognition is a collaborative process of application by participating schools and standards based feedback by the Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) Consultants. The process provides an opportunity for an iterative refinement of school implementation to not only improve fidelity, but also to sustain the implementation efforts.
The 10 year exemplar schools listed above will be honored during Regional Recognition ceremonies held during the thirteenth annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Institute (SI) on Tuesday, June 19th at 1:00 p.m. at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.
Congratulations on sustaining systematic implementation to improve student outcomes!