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After Kearney School Board certified election results during a special June 10 meeting, elected board members Brian Hamm, Dan Holloway and Bree Switzer were sworn in. Ahead of Hamm and Switzer joining the board and Holloway retaking his seat after being the only incumbent on the ballot, the …

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SMITHVILLE — Four candidates vie for three seats on the Smithville Board of Education. The three with the most votes will be installed on the board after the April election. The Courier-Tribune asked incumbents Russell Fries and Denney Fales as well as challengers Susan Whitacre and Scott Ha…

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In appreciation for selecting his constitution company for the project, Chief Operations Officer Joel Smith of Universal Construction presents Kearney School Board members with a framed aerial picture of Bulldog Stadium in the TDR Auto Plaza complex at Kearney High School. The remodeled stad…

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KEARNEY — Jim Hinson, a member of the school governance team with EdCounsel LLC, facilitated a stakeholder meeting Monday, Oct. 21, in the Kearney school board room. About 40 people including teachers, parents, elected city officials and spiritual leaders sat down to offer their thoughts abo…

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KEARNEY — School district patrons in the Kearney district will pay a lower tax levy rate in 2019 after the Kearney School Board approved dropping the rate 13 cents below last year's.

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SMITHVILLE — While all Missouri school districts are required to post financial information online, Smithville School District is taking financial transparency one step further by allowing district patrons to submit questions online, which will be answered by staff with answers also posted online.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville School District will retain Westbrook and Co. for its annual financial audit after school board members approved continuing to engage the company for services for three years through 2022. The company lasted completed work for the district this year. The cost of the a…

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LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools, one of many schools in the Northland to receive funding, received a $900,000 grant from the Clay County Children Services Fund. The district will use funds to contract with Synergy Services and Tri-County Mental Health Services to provide consistent mental h…

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KEARNEY — Those seeking election to the Kearney School District Board in the April 2, 2019 election can file their candidacy starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the school district administration building, 150 W. Missouri Highway 92.

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LIBERTY — Those desiring to serve in one of two opening seats on the Liberty Public Schools' board can file their candidacy declaration through Jan. 15, 2019, to be on the April 2 ballot. Both seats are for three-year terms.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville School District Assistant Superintendent Wayne Krueger said there is no need to panic despite the district facing a six-figure revenues deficit in the budget, requiring spending of reserves.

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LIBERTY — An opportunity new to Liberty Public Schools will allow students to travel to Metropolitan Community College for college classes that would provide duel credit to both juniors and seniors of the Liberty school district.

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KEARNEY — The Kearney School District received a clean opinion from its most recent audit conducted by Richmond-based Westbrook & Co.

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KEARNEY — Leaders in the Kearney School District will soon consider architectural renderings for the district’s next large construction project, a phased-in stadium improvement plan that will replace home side seating, improve handicap accessibility, replace the press box, add landscaping an…

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LIBERTY — Patrons in the Liberty Public Schools district will pay the same tax levy rate in 2018 as they did in 2017. For every $100 of assessed valuation, $6.4550 will be collected from taxpayers.