Louisiana R-II was one of 30 school districts in the northeast Missouri area honored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center and Truman State University at a banquet April 25 in Kirksville.
About 162 school board members, administrators, teachers and students attended.
The banquet was held in the Student Union building on the Truman State University campus. The dinner was followed by the presentation of awards to representatives from local school districts. The school districts honored were: Adair County R-II, BONCL R-X, Bowling Green R-I, Brunswick R-II, Bucklin R-II,Callao C-8, Canton R-V, Higbee R-VIII, Holliday C-2, Kirksville R-III, Knox County R-I, Lewis County C-1, Linn Co. R-I, Louisiana R-II, Macon R-I, Madison C-3, Marceline R-V, Marion County R-II, Meadville R-IV, Middle Grove C-1, Moberly, Monroe City R-I, North Shelby, Northeast Randolph R-IV, Palmyra R-I, Putnam County R-I, Salisbury R-IV, Schuyler County R-I, Shelby County R-IV, and Westran R-I
Mr. Roger Kurtz, president of the Missouri Association of School Administrators, recognized the schools’ accomplishments.
Also helping celebrate the schools’ accomplishments were Dr. Troy Paino, president of Truman State University; Dr. Janet Gooch, Dean of School of Health Sciences and Education, Truman State University, Dr. Paul Yoder, chair of the Department of Education, Truman State University; Darl Davis, director of Northeast Regional Professional Development Center; and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education area supervisor, J.D. King; Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This is the second year that Louisiana R-II has received the Distinction in Performance Award. Erik Melton, elementary principal, represented Louisiana R-II at this year’s celebration.