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Posted May 25, 2017

Flags on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29)
On Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half-staff until noon. The display of the POW/MIA flag is also encouraged. The proper sequence for displaying the flag on this holiday is:

1.  In the morning, the flag should be raised to the top of the flag pole, and then slowly lowered to half-staff. 
2.  At noon, the flag should be raised to full staff in honor of the nation’s battle heroes.
3.  At sunset, the flag should be lowered and removed.

Note: For buildings that fly an illuminated flag and will not have staff present on Memorial Day to lower/raise the flag at the appropriate times, the flag should be removed from the pole over the weekend and put back in place on Tuesday when staff returns to the office.

Also, Memorial Day is a national holiday and all federal and state offices will be closed.

Notice of Public Meeting on Personal Finance Standards
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, relating to the Personal Finance Standards as required by Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 160.514, 160.526, and 161.855, as amended by CCS #2 SS SCS HB 1490 (2014). This meeting will be conducted in the State Board Room, 1st floor, Jefferson State Office Building, 205 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, Missouri, and will commence at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 9:00 a.m. The room will open to accommodate public seating at 8:00 a.m.

Interface 2018: Proposals for Presentations Now Open
Planning is underway for Interface 2018, Missouri Learning Standards: The STEM Bridge. Selecting the highest quality professional learning sessions created by the highest quality educators is the most important aspect of the conference. The Interface Steering Committee would like you to consider being a presenter at Interface 2018. Please consider presenting at one of Missouri’s premier professional learning events. 

Conference on the Young Years: Proposals for Presentations Needed
The goal of the Conference on the Young Years is to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss appropriate practices, share ideas and receive developmental information in the area of Early Childhood. Presentations will be limited to two presenters. The proposal should be specific enough for reviewers to grasp the nature of the presentation, its scope and the planning done in preparation.

Staff Phone Directory
Did you know there is a DESE staff directory available on our website? By taking a look at the directory/section listing before calling, you can save yourself the trouble of being transferred.



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