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Press Release: Education Roundtable

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Education Roundtable calls on outside groups to stop meddling in local school campaign

Missouri’s Education Roundtable, made up of the eight major statewide education associations, is calling on the Missouri Club for Growth and United for Missouri to stop their misleading campaign aimed at defeating the Nixa Public Schools bond issue proposal on the April 8 ballot.

“It is outrageous that these outside organizations that know nothing about the needs of the students in Nixa would inject themselves into this local issue,” says Missouri School Boards’ Association Executive Director Dr. Carter D. Ward. “Flyers distributed by the Missouri Club for Growth and United for Missouri to the citizens of Nixa are filled with inaccuracies and deceit all designed to create doubt in the mind of voters. The actions of these groups are nothing short of despicable.”

The Missouri Club for Growth and its national organization are well-known for their anti-public school agenda including the support of school vouchers. Missouri billionaire Rex Sinquefield is a major supporter of the state group, recently contributing $973,000 to the Missouri Club for Growth campaign committee. Sinquefield has made other large contributions to the group in the past.

“It appears that Rex Sinquefield has made it his mission over the years to damage public education – this effort in Nixa is a continuation of those efforts. The Nixa Schools are attempting to build storm shelters to keep their children safe. It’s sad that the Missouri Club for Growth and Rex Sinquefield oppose measures to protect children,” says Missouri PTA President Kim Weber.

On the national level, the Club for Growth has strong ties to the Koch brothers who spend enormous amounts of money on anti-tax and anti-public school issues.

The Executive Director of the Missouri Association of School Administrators Roger Kurtz says, “We urge the voters in the Nixa Public School District to ignore this attempt by outside organizations to manipulate an issue that should be decided by the people of the community.”

The members of the Education Roundtable include the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals, the Missouri Association of School Administrators, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, the Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA), the Missouri National Education Association, the Missouri School Boards’ Association and the Missouri State Teachers Association.

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MOPTA Leaders Training Camp 2014

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Your Missouri PTA Board of Managers is hitting the road again in 2014 to bring training to your local area.

 

Provide important board/officer training

Travel around the state to be more convenient for our local units

Train all the members of your local unit’s leadership team in the PTA Basics

 

We are coming to your area soon and look forward seeing you at the training camp.

 

Click on the link for the Training Camp of interest to you.


 

GATEWAY REGION

Hazelwood

April 5th, 2014 8:45 am - 12 pm

Hazelwood West High School

1 Wildcat Ln, Hazelwood, MO 63042

 

Click here for the Gateway registration form

 

 

HERITAGE REGION

Columbia

April 19th, 2014 8:45 am - 12 pm

Missouri PTA State Office

2101 Burlington Rd, Columbia, MO 65202

 

Click here for the Heritage registration form

 

 

OZARK REGION

Nixa

May 3, 2014 8:45 am -12 pm

Summit Intermediate

800 N Cheyenne Road, Nixa, MO  65714

 

Click here for the Nixa registration form

 

 

PONY EXPRESS REGION

Park Hill

April 12, 2014 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

Park Hill School District Office

7703 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO

 

St. Joseph

May 8th, 2014 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Hillyards Tech. School

St. Joseph, MO

Click here for the Pony Express registration form

 

 

THREE TRAILS REGION

Raymore/Peculiar

April 12, 2014 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

Stonegate Elementary School

900 S. Foxridge Drive, Raymore, MO

 

Independence

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Independence, MO


Lee's Summit

April 22, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stansberry Leadership Center

301 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, MO


Click here for the Three Trails (Raymore/Peculiar) registration form

Click here for the Three Trails (Independence) registration form


Keep checking back as we may be adding additional training in your area.