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Students who will be entering the Marion County R-II School through the pre-K program will now be doing so for a full day.
The Marion County R-II Board of Education approved moving from half-day to full-day for pre-K for the 2022-23 school year.
According to Superintendent Jason Keilholz, this will not mean any additional staff. Current pre-K teacher is Nicole Whetstone.
During their meeting last week, the board also approved the insurance renewal from Missouri Education Health Group for the 2022-23 school year.
The renewal reflects a 3.55 percent increase, with which Keilholze said the board was pleased.
“This worked out to be $20 per employee per month,” he said.
The board also approved matching up to $6,000 a Midway Range Development Grant, which will be used to offset the cost to upgrade the trap skeet range on the school campus.
While the district does not have an exact cost for the upgrade, Keilholz said the estimated costs to do the initial upgrades would be about $12,000.
The board also adopted the 2022-23 school year calendar which reflects a starting date of Aug. 23 and final school date of May 26.