R-II receives grant

Pictured from left are Jason Keilholz, R-II principal; Cindy Hultz, executive director of the Mark Twain Regional Council of Goverments; Ashley Long, district planner for the Mark Twain Solid West Management District; and Steve Begley, Marion County Western District commissioner. 

The Marion County R-II School District has been awarded a $30,769.77 grant from the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District to support its need for new lockers and sound panels.

Grant funds provided the school with lockers made from recycled materials, as well as sound panels in the gymnasium made from recycled materials.

The sound panels offer echo reduction during school events  and sporting events. The lockers offer better space for students to store school supplies and sporting gear.

“This grant provided Marion R-II  with the un-met need of new lockers and sound panels, both of which would not have been possible without these funds,” said Deacon Windsor, superintendent of the Marion County R-II School District.

“We appreciate the support of the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District in this important effort for our school.”

The Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District Region G is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and is governed by county commissioners from seven counties, including Marion County.

Steve Begley, Marion County Western District commissioner, represents Marion County on the solid waste board.

“The district is thrilled to take part in helping Marion County R-II make improvements that benefit the students and faculty,” said Ashley Long, district planner for the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District.