Prop KIDS FAQs 3 Why does the district need these funds to become part of operating revenue? ● Operating costs and minimum wage and salary continue to increase at a much faster pace than state and federal aid or local revenues. ● The interest rate the district is earning on reserves and cash flow is very high right now.
20 days ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
What does a Prop KIDS YES or NO Vote mean? YES--The board can flex the "extra" debt service levy into capital projects at a higher interest rate to meet future facility needs while keeping the total levy the same at $4.4269 and generating more interest income. NO--The debt service levy will be used to pay off existing, low-interest bonds up to 3 years earlier than the current final payment in 2031. Then the levy drops to $3.4183 and the district will lose over $460,000 in annual revenue.
20 days ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
Rich Hill School Reminder-There is no school on Friday, March 29th & Monday, April 1st. Enjoy your long weekend!
20 days ago, TJ Black
No school
Good luck to our Tiger athletes tonight! Softball plays at home against Jasper. The game will start with Varsity at 5:00 pm followed by 3 innings of JV. The HS track team travels to Adrian to compete. The track meet will start field events at 4:00 pm.
20 days ago, TJ Black
Softball Update: On Tuesday, April 2nd the Lady Tigers will play Liberal at home. The game time has been moved to 5:30 pm. Varsity girls will play first with 3 innings of JV to follow.
20 days ago, TJ Black
This link is to the latest district newsletter. It breaks down Prop KIDS and lists the candidates running for school board.
21 days ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
Congratulations to our students who made the honor roll 3rd quarter!
21 days ago, TJ Black
3rd qt honor roll
If your business would like to purchase a spot on the 2024-25 Rich Hill Athletic Calendar for $50, please download the form at and return it to Central Office with payment. Please make sure your business information is accurate and that you have provided the correct logo using the method selected on the form. All proceeds minus actual printing cost will go directly to student athletics.
22 days ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
JH Track heads to Butler tonight! Good Luck JH Tigers!!!
26 days ago, TJ Black
JH Track
Congratulations to the new National Honor Society inductees! Senior, Abby Kyler Sophomore, Damien Ahart Sophomore, Preston Turner Sophomore, Kaylee Couzens Sophomore, Mady Ephland Sophomore, Oscar Green Sophomore, Juliana Abend Sophomore, Cooper Gillis Sophomore, Remington Turner Sophomore, Levi Smalley
27 days ago, TJ Black
NHS 2024
Alumni Spotlight, Miss Noelle Abend, 2023 Rich Hill Graduate. Noelle is a member of the Marching Mizzou Band. She and her band "traveled to Dublin, Ireland where the University of Missouri's marching band outshined 13 other bands from Ireland, France, and the United States, during a performance in the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday." "They received the title of "Best Overall Band" at the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day parade" The link below is a story done by the Columbia news station KOMU. Congratulations Noelle!!
28 days ago, TJ Black
Tomorrow, 3.20.2024 is the Immunization Clinic here at school. There is a required immunization for current 7th & 11th graders for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. If your student does require these immunizations you should have received notice in the mail. If your child will participate in the clinic the appropriate forms must be submitted before services are given.
29 days ago, TJ Black
imm clinic
JH Cheer Tryouts tonight from 4:15 to 5:00 in the dome for girls that have signed up and returned all paperwork to Mrs. Schenker.
29 days ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
High School Winter Sports Reception- On Monday, March 18th at 6:00 pm we will have an awards reception for HS Basketball and Cheer.
about 1 month ago, TJ Black
Proposition KIDS Town Hall and Information Here's a sample of what just went out in the weekly District Newsletter. The link to sign up is at the end: The weather wasn't very cooperative last night, but we had a couple of community members who up to learn about Prop KIDS and then take a tour of the greenhouse which was paid for by a large grant and then district funds. A couple of years ago, the board refinanced our debt at a lower interest rate. This cut 3 years off of the life of the loan. Since then, both the assessment and amount of personal property in the district has increased bringing in more revenue than what our payments require. The board has two options: lower the tax rate or prepay the loans faster than scheduled. Proposition KIDS provides a 3rd alternative. If voters choose to approve Prop KIDS, the board can then flex the surplus revenue into operating funds to help with building and equipment repairs and maintenance before things reach a point where the board has to ask for more debt to be taken out. The money the board flexes into operating funds earns a much higher interest rate than what we are paying on our debt providing even more revenue for the district. If voters don't approve Prop KIDS, then the debt will be paid off around 2028 or so and then the $1.0086 levy will fall off. This will drop district revenues by about $460,000 per year...or about 10% of the district's annual budget. The district has leveraged millions of dollars in grant money and stretched our dollar as far as we can. Operating costs and minimum salaries continue to increase at a rapid rate while state funding has been flat for almost 10 years. From now until the election, I will continue to post more information about Prop KIDS so the public can make an informed decision before going to the polls on April 2. Sign up the newsletter here:
about 1 month ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
WEMO All-Conference Teams have been released for the 2023-2024 season. Congratulations!! Senior, Brayden Chandler--1st Team Junior, Dillon Coonce--1st Team Junior, Zane Becker--2nd Team Junior, Maysi Miller--2nd Team
about 1 month ago, TJ Black
wemo all conference
Reminder: Tomorrow morning, 3.6.2024, is the FREE physical day! Your student must have the completed and signed physical forms to be seen by the physician. The physicals are available for grades 5th-12th. If you are unsure if your student needs a physical, please call or email the HS office. 417-395-4191
about 1 month ago, TJ Black
Winter Sports Reception- Monday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. We will recognize HS basketball and Cheer.
about 1 month ago, TJ Black
winter sports
Rich Hill will once again be making our own Sports Calendar for 2024-25. The company who has done this in the past has not contacted us and I informed them last year we would be doing it ourselves from now on. We have typically gotten one $300 check from them for all the ads sold to the community. I believe we can do better with all of the money going directly to our athletic program. We will begin working on an order form with prices and post it here and to Facebook shortly. Our goal would be to have calendars printed and ready to go by the beginning of August. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard
Click the link to learn more about Prop KIDS in the district newsletter. Please subscribe to the district newsletter to make sure you never miss district news!
about 2 months ago, Dr. Kevin T. Goddard