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Worth County School Approves Proposition Tigers For August Ballot

From Worth County School's Facebook Page

With a 7-0 vote, Worth County School Board members agreed to place Proposition Tigers on the August ballot. The action came at their meeting Tuesday night. Worth County ran Proposition Tigers on the April ballot and it failed narrowly. The measure achieved a majority vote, but fell short of the needed 4/7th majority. Proposition Tigers would renovate the agriculture education building, construct a community center/auxiliary gym, and provide financing for other needed improvements to the facilities.

Superintendent Chris Healy also outlined the plan for the district regarding the new state minimum salary goal for teachers. The Missouri legislature has approved a grant program that would fund 70 percent of the cost needed by the district to create a base salary of $38,000. Schools would need to provide a 30 percent local match. Those grants would need to be approved again after a one year. The grant program is optional for districts.

The board approved locker painting of the high school’s hallway lockers and refurbishment. The also accepted a bid for agriculture building roof repair.

Worth County’s board hired Jessica Maschino as a 7th through 12th grade counselor and Sarah Smith as a 9th through 12th grade mathematics teacher. The board also approved the graduating class of 2022 and the revised Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.


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