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After a construction delay tied to questions about the modular building’s proximity to the Gainesville Memorial Airport across Bull Dog Drive, the Gainesville School District’s new Preschool Center now is ready for the opening of the school year on Aug. 13. Site preparation began in May, but work stopped after questions were raised about the safety of the building’s location a short distance east of the junior high wing of the high school building near the end of the airport runway. But by the end of the month, the Federal Aviation Administration had ruled that “the structure does not exceed obstruction standards and would not be a hazard to air navigation.” The new sign proclaims, “Home of the Little Bulldogs.”
County schools are gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year. Important dates and guidelines are listed below. Bakersfield R-IV School Registration for all new students will be held Thursday, Aug. 1; Friday, Aug. 2; and Tuesday, Aug. 6. Teachers report for in-service Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7-9, and...

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Mark Twain School superintendent Joe Donley and secretary Michelle Collins were happy to see a brand-new bus roll into the school’s parking lot last week. The school received the new bus thanks to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and the Volkswagen Trust....

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Mark Twain School superintendent Joe Donley and secretary Michelle Collins were happy to see a brand-new bus roll into the school’s parking lot last week. The school received the new bus thanks to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and the Volkswagen Trust....

Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones Jerry Beasley, shown in this 2018 file photo, retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after working 28 years as the district’s mechanic, a job in which he was responsible for maintaining the district’s school-bus fleet. All of Gainesville’s buses – 18 this year – passed the annual Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection this year for the seventh year in a row.
Two of Ozark County’s five school districts again had their school bus fleets pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection with 100 percent of the buses approved. For the seventh year in a row, all of Gainesville School District’s buses – 18 of them this year – were approved. It’s a...

Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones Jerry Beasley, shown in this 2018 file photo, retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after working 28 years as the district’s mechanic, a job in which he was responsible for maintaining the district’s school-bus fleet. All of Gainesville’s buses – 18 this year – passed the annual Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection this year for the seventh year in a row.
Two of Ozark County’s five school districts again had their school bus fleets pass the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual inspection with 100 percent of the buses approved. For the seventh year in a row, all of Gainesville School District’s buses – 18 of them this year – were approved. It’s a...
The Gainesville R-V School District can proceed with its plans to build a new, modular preschool on land it owns just east of its main high school/junior high building, according to a letter the district received last week from the Federal Aviation Administration. The letter, shown in part in the...
The Gainesville R-V School District can proceed with its plans to build a new, modular preschool on land it owns just east of its main high school/junior high building, according to a letter the district received last week from the Federal Aviation Administration. The letter, shown in part in the...

Construction of Gainesville School’s new preschool building has been put on hold pending the filing of paperwork required by the Federal Aviation Administration because of the school’s proximity to the Gainesville Memorial Airport on the other side of Bulldog Drive.
Gainesville City Council members, Gainesville Memorial Airport manager Ron Weldon, city attorney Lee Pipkin and Gainesville Schools superintendent Jeff Hyatt were to meet again Tuesday evening to discuss the issue of the airport’s proximity to the school. Because a real estate matter was to be...

Gainesville High School’s 2019 graduation exercises were held Friday, May 10. Jaima DeVries, above, is the class valedictorian, and Madison Trivitt, below, is salutatorian. (Photos reprinted from last week’s Times to correct the accidental reversal of their class ranks.)
Gainesville High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian head off to college with more than 20 hours of college credit already earned and a common dream for the future: Both girls hope to become physicians. Valedictorian Jaima DeVries has attended school in Gainesville for 15 years – starting with...
Gainesville City Council members, Gainesville Memorial Airport manager Ron Weldon, city attorney Lee Pipkin and Gainesville Schools superintendent Jeff Hyatt were to meet again Tuesday evening to discuss the issue of the airport’s proximity to the school. Because a real estate matter was to be...

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