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Make up dates announced

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:13

Bolivar R-1 Schools will be in session on Monday, January 16 as a make up day for Friday, January 13. In addition, the district use May 18 and May 19 as the make-up days for Thursday and Friday, January 5 and 6. 


Board seeking input on Superintendent Search

Thursday, 05 January 2017 13:24

As the Bolivar R-1 Board of Education begins the process of selecting our new Superintendent, the Board is seeking input from the community on the traits they value in a Superintendent. The Board would like to encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey below. The results will give the Board a picture how the community views our school district and the vision and direction you would like to see for Bolivar R-1 Schools. All responses are confidential and tabulated by an independent organization.

Here is the link to the survey:

The Board of Education thanks you in advance for your valuable feedback.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Katie Duncan, Board Secretary at 417-326-5291.

Text alerts added to School Messenger

Monday, 10 October 2016 15:51

Bolivar Schools is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use now for phone calls and emails. SchoolMessenger purchased SchoolReach last year and over spring break the district moved to SchoolMessenger.

To remain compliant with FCC and TCPA guidelines, School Messenger requires individuals to "opt-in" for text messages alerts from School Messenger.

Parents can easily opt-in by simply sending “Y” (or “Yes”), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number (67587). 

The wireless number(s) must be in the SchoolMessenger database associated with a student; these numbers are updated nightly. If a recipient’s number SMS Text number is changed, or a new number added, in our database, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To change your contact number, please contact Katie Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While texting is now an option, the district will continue to utilize voice messages as well as text alerts.

Bolivar Schools volunteer background process

Friday, 11 March 2016 10:12

 Any Bolivar R-1 School District 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: January 17, 2017 at 6:15:00am CST