Melissa Randol, Executive Director of the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA), attended the Camdenton School Districts’ Horizon Educational Center to attend their annual tea on Friday, March 6, 2020 as guest of Camdenton School Board Vice-President, Nancy Masterson.

Melissa Randol, Executive Director of the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA), attended the Camdenton School Districts’ Horizon Educational Center to attend their annual tea on Friday, March 6, 2020 as guest of Camdenton School Board Vice-President, Nancy Masterson.

Afterwards, they visited schools in the district to see some of the unique opportunities our district offers students. Melissa and Nancy met with a trio of Dr. Seuss' characters that were entertaining the students at Dogwood Elementary School who had achieved perfect attendance for the month of February. They then toured the “Snip it Salon,” also located at Dogwood, which provides children in need of hygiene supplies and a salon experience to boost their self-confidence. Lake of the Ozarks IDIOT’s Club generously donated the funds to get the salon up and running. Mrs. Caufield explained the many things she does for the children in our district who might not otherwise receive help. Currently, the federal McKinney Vento/Homeless grant helps fund Mrs. Caufield’s School Social Worker position, as well as, two Home to School Liaison positions in the district. Their main goal is to assist families and to remove barriers to education. Next Melissa and Nancy toured Camdenton High School and visited the security office in that building. Ms. Randol served on the Governor’s Task Force on School Safety last year that made recommendations to the Governor Parson. She visited with School Resource Officer Chris Williams about our network of safety measures in the district.

Next, she visited the new JROTC classrooms, as well as an art classroom. She was given a tour of the High School Media center and a brief glance at the Academy structure in the High School, which allows students to earn their diploma in an academic environment tailored to future career ideas. Her short visit ended with a frank discussion about the seriousness of “vaping” among high school students with school nurses.

“We are fortunate,” says School Board Member Nancy Masterson, “to have the Missouri School Board Association provide relevant information to school board members in the many areas that are relevant to governing a school district.” The work that Ms. Randol and her staff have done to raise the level awareness of the value of a public school education and recognition of the work they do, has not gone unnoticed. Both in the state and nationally, Ms. Randol is known for her expertise and vision for public education. The staff of MSBA work tirelessly to make sure that Missouri public schools have the information and resources necessary for providing a quality education to students and are always ready to assist districts when asked.

Melissa Randol, Executive Director of the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA), attended the Camdenton School Districts’ Horizon Educational Center to attend their annual tea on Friday, March 6, 2020 as guest of Camdenton School Board Vice-President, Nancy Masterson.