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BIS Principal, BHS student featured in Today's Woman

Friday, September 25, 2015 13:46

Bolivar Intermediate School Principal Dr. Julie Routh and Bolivar High School junior Brionna Halverson were featured in the recent Bolivar Herald-Free Press special section "Today's Woman." The section highlights area women who are making an impact on their community.

Dr. Routh is a BHS graduate who completed her higher education at Southwest Baptist University. She has been with the Bolivar District for 12 years, starting as a fourth-grade teacher then serving as the Assistant Principal at BIS before taking on the role of Principal in 2013. 

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Kiwanis Club donates to Little Liberator

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 10:09

The Bolivar Kiwanis Club recently donated $175 to Little Liberator. The funds will be used for fencing to expand the current play area at Little Liberator. Kiwanis member Chuck MacLaughlin presented the check to Laurie Ball, Little Liberator Director.

Bolivar Schools changes volunteer background check process

Monday, September 14, 2015 16:12

The Bolivar R-1 School District has implemented a new process for background checks for volunteers for the 2015-16 school year. Any parent or volunteer in a position where they may be left alone with a single child or small groups of children – such as a Watch Dog Dad, Liberator mentors, classroom volunteer, field trip chaperon, etc. - must have a cleared background check through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry.

There are three ways to complete the process.

1.       ONLINE: Please go to to register. There is a one-time fee of $13.25 to complete the background check. Print a copy of your receipt along with the Background Check Permission Form, and bring to the school to be reimbursed. 

2.       PAPER/PENCIL: Complete a paper copy of the Background Check Form (WORKER REGISTRATION) with an attached copy of your social security card and submit to Central Office at 524 W. Madison, Bolivar. The district will submit your form to the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry.  Please note: The mailed version will take 4 to 6 weeks to receive results back. 

3.       ALREADY HAVE A CHECK ON FILE? Visit  and click on “Is a Person Registered” tab to check. If you are, complete the Background Check Permission Form.  This will allow the school district to access your results if you have had a prior background check, and to allow us to update our records.


For more information, contact Central Office at 417-326-5291 or your child’s building. 

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Last Updated: October 13, 2015 at 5:49:08am CDT