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R-II school board approves budget

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

The Louisiana R-II School district board passed a $10 million budget at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 15. The budget includes $7 million in operations for the 2014-2015 school year and $3 million in reserve funds. On paper, the reserve fund is just under the 40 percent amount of the operating budget the board strives for. But on Friday, Sept. 12, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon released $100 million in state

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  • New teacher has arrived

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Ms. Teresa Long

    By Elijah Oblinger Ms. Teresa Long is new to the Louisiana school district this year and has high expectations. She has been teaching for 20 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education for grades 7-12 and a Master’s of Science in Education in Administrative Leadership. She has many goals and has high hopes for the students this year. She came to Louisiana to be closer to her daughter

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  • All three Eastern Pike County schools do well on APR tests

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    All three eastern Pike County school districts did well on the Missouri annual performance report (APR) scores. More than half of the districts in the state raised their scores, including BONCL R-X schools which had a mistake rectified from last year’s scores and jumped substantially. Thirty-nine percent decreased like Clopton and four percent stayed the same like Louisiana. Individual scores fluctuated at the Louisiana R-II School District but the total

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  • Boosters bring spirit to stadium renovations

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Spectators line up for tickets at the relocated booth at Cunningham Field in Louisiana.

    Spectators at the first Louisiana football game of the season last week were treated to an improved Cunningham Field stadium. The $23,000 remodeling price tag was split by the Louisiana High School Bulldog Boosters Club and the school district, according to Activities Director Curtis Hendrickson. The most notable improvement to fans is the relocation of the ticket booth. The booth was moved about 30 feet north along the fence line

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  • INTRUDER: Simulated shooting trains school staff, police

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Officers subdued the second simulated shooter when he hid inside the teachers’ lounge.

    The rounds were blank but the bullet and shotgun casings pinging and spinning on the floor of Louisiana High School last week were real. So was a heavy pall of smoke in the air as Pike County deputies, Louisiana Police, BONCL and R-2 schools staff got a taste of what it was like to have real shooters inside the building. “One of the main points of this is to expose

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  • The bells are ringing, school is back in session

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Pre-Kindergarten student Myles Miller wore his Superman shirt to the first day at Louisiana Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 14.

    Schools across western Pike County opened smoothly over the past week, although Clopton schools found themselves without the Internet on the first day of classes, Tuesday, Aug. 19. “We’re off to a good start otherwise,” said Pike County R-III (Clopton) District Superintendent Mark Harvey. “We’ve got a solid number of students.” Exactly how many was unknown due to the computer problems but the number is close to the 453 enrolled

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  • Clopton back-to-school information announced

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Pike County R-III (Clopton)Schools recently announced its back-to-school information for the 2014-2015 school year. Thursday, Aug. 14: •“Back-to-School Night” PK-12 from 4–7 p.m. •PK Registration from 4–7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: •First Student Day for Clopton and Pike-Lincoln Technical School. Registration for new students will be done by appointment.  Please contact the following to set up an appointment to register a new student: For the Clopton campus call 573-485-2488 or

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