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State Board of Education Receives Update on Criteria for Accredited with Distinction Classification

The State Board of Education heard an update during Tuesday’s State Board meeting regarding proposed criteria for districts to be classified as “Accredited with Distinction.”

Under the proposal, districts must earn at least 90 percent of the points possible on the current Annual Performance Report (APR), and APR status scores for all standards must be “On Track” or “2020 Target.”  Read more

New State Board Member

Maynard Wallace, Thornfield, was appointed to the State Board in July 2014. Mr. Wallace has served as superintendent of school districts in Forsyth from 1979-1994 and Ava from 1994-1999. Previously, he worked as a teacher, coach and principal in Missouri public schools. He chaired the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee while serving in the legislature from 2003-2011. He is past president of Southwest School Administrators Association and serves on various regional and local boards.

Maynard Wallace and State Board President Peter Herschend