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To provide quality educational experiences to enable all students to reach their full potential and become healthy, responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners.


The Mt. Vernon R-5 School District is fully accredited by the State of Missouri.


Received a 99.5% rating on DESE Annual Performance Report for 2015-16 school year.


Mt. Vernon High School is a designated A+ School.


Mt. Vernon Middle School received the honor of being a Gold Star School.



Board Blog Post November 2017


On Tuesday, November 21, the Mount Vernon R-V School Board held its Regular Meeting.  Below are some items of interest:


During Superintendent’s Report:


  • Attendance for October remained strong at 95.27%.  Average daily attendance is up 18.99 students.

  • Filing dates for the School Board Election were announced.  Filing begins on Tuesday, December 12 and ends on Tuesday, January 16.  Terms for Mr. Bowling and Mr. Rutledge are expiring this Spring.

  • Mrs. Price and Mrs. West reported on the process by which they developed nutrition guidelines for for food and beverages provided to students during the day outside of the meal program. This step was taken in accordance with Board Policy ADF.  The new guidelines are attached to this post.

  • I provided a brief report on the 2017 APR for the District.  Follow the link for a detailed description:  http://bit.ly/2017MVAPR


In New Business:

  • Randall Moots from KPM CPA’s and Advisors was on hand to report on the District audit. He was able to report the District is again in good financial condition.

  • Coach Kleine provided a report on the boys' basketball program with a season outlook and reports on community service plans. Coach Killingsworth brought several players to report on the upcoming basketball season for the girls at MVHS.

  • Mrs. Elsey was joined by Olivia Geer and Emma Oehlschlager to assist in reporting on the A+ Program. The students provided testimonials of the mutually beneficial tutoring aspect of A+ and Mrs. Elsey provided statistics of participation.

  • The Board approved 14 policy revisions, 11 procedure revisions, and 8 form revisions to Board Policies.  A couple of the more impactful changes are:

    • Procedure EHB-AP2 requires a formal procedure to request access to internet content blocked by our filter.

    • Procedure EHBC-AP3 requires password to SIS be changed every 90 days and to other district services every 6 months in an effort to keep student data more secure.  It also prohibits staff from sharing their login information or using another employee’s login.


The next meeting of the Mount Vernon R-V Board of Education will be Tuesday, December 19 at 7:30 PM in the Middle School Board Room.