The Palmyra R-1 School District may soon have it’s own foundation.

The R-1 Board of Education heard a report regarding the creation of a school foundation during its meeting last week, at which they also discussed the preliminary budget, heard an update on school construction projects and on district technology and approved the sale of Series 2019 general obligation bonds (see related article).

According to Superintendent Kirt Malone, the school board has discussed creating a school foundation for awhile. 

“The school foundation concept was formally discussed at the board retreat last December. Since that time we have been in contact with Chris Kempke at the MU Extension Council who will facilitate the work of the planning committee,” he said. “The committee will work to develop a vision and mission as well as articles of incorporation and by-laws to govern the foundation.” 

The committee had its first meeting recently, he added, and the group believes there will be a lot of support in the Palmyra community for a school foundation.

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.