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Posted July 17, 2014

53rd Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators
Registration is now open for the 53rd Annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators. This year’s theme is “Feedback That Matters.” The conference will take place July 27-29 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The general session speakers include Dr. Brian McNulty and Dr. Mike Schmoker.  Registration deadline is tomorrow, July 18.

Missouri Preschool Program
The Early Learning Section has opened the bid process for FY15 for the Missouri Preschool Program (MPP).   Districts may apply for multiple site awards under one bid application based on population and availability of funds. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the pre-award conference on July 23, 2014. Specific information regarding the pre-award conference can be found in section 1.5 of the MPP Administrative Manual.

2014 Missouri Safe Schools and Colleges Conference
Please plan to attend the 2014 Missouri Safe Schools and Colleges Conference on Sept. 23-25 at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach to learn more about how to protect students. The Missouri Safe Schools and Colleges Conference is presented annually by the Missouri Center for Education Safety (CES) in cooperation with the Missouri School Boards' Association (MSBA) and includes two  plenary sessions, panel discussion, 18 breakout sessions, lunch, exhibits as well as pre- and post-conference workshop opportunities.

Funding Opportunity – Start Smart Early Childhood Education Facilities – Round 2
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) is announcing a second funding opportunity to support the development of new, or the expansion of, existing high-quality early childhood and pre-kindergarten educational opportunities specifically directed at children of low and moderate income families.

Applications for either the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program or the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) are due in the DED offices no later than 5 pm on Aug. 1.

2014-2015 Missouri Option Program Application
Missouri Local Education Agencies (LEAs) planning to operate a new Missouri Option Program during the 2014-15 school year should submit an application. The application period for new programs is open throughout the year.

To renew an existing program, LEAs must complete and submit the first page of the application and any subsequent pages requiring updates. Renewal applications are due by Aug. 15, 2014.  Use the envelope icon at the top to “Send a Copy” to desemooption@dese.mo.gov.


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