School Nurse Position Open at Rich Hill R-IV

The Rich Hill R-IV School District is seeking applicants for a school nurse for the 2018-19 School Year. The position requires a minimum of Missouri State LPN License and a current CPR/AED certification. Applicants must also pass a background check. The position will be considered a halftime position, approximately 20 hours/week.

Support Staff applications can be found at the Rich Hill R-IV Website: or can be downloaded directly:

Interested persons can also pick up an application and job description at the Rich Hill Superintendent’s Office at 703 N. 3rd St., Rich Hill, MO.

Completed applications should be mailed to Heath Oates, 703 N. 3rd St., Rich Hill, MO 64779 or scanned and e-mailed to​ For further questions, please call (417)-395-2418, ext 201

Rich Hill School Buses All Pass MODOT On-site Inspection!

Every day, the Rich Hill R-IV Transportation Department delivers students safely to and from school and to school activities. Today, the Missouri Department of Transportation has delivered the news that all buses in the Rich Hill School Fleet have passed inspection and are certified as safe to operate and safe for students.

This could not have happened without the hard work and due diligence of a few of Rich Hill R-IV’s finest employees. Our school route bus drivers–Threasa Coonce, Paula Coonce, Susan Kelly, and Brenda Diehl don’t just drive the buses. They inspect them daily in pre- and post-trip routines which ensure safety and maintenance needs are met. Our trip drivers–Rayanne Swarnes and Wendell Jones–also do those inspections. Our bus mechanic, Kenny Kassner, is excellent at his job and keeps the buses running (among his other maintenance duties).  Brian Gillis, our transportation director, has done will in that job in his first year.

Summer Lawn Care Position Available at Rich Hill R-IV School District

The Rich Hill R-IV School District has an opening for a part-time position for the mowing season to begin as soon as possible. The individual must possess a strong work ethic and the ability to operate all mowing and lawn care equipment needed to care for the district’s grounds. Some flexibility in work hours is possible.

Interested applicants should inquire at the Rich Hill Superintendent’s Office:

703 N 3rd St.

Rich Hill, MO 64779


School Safety Hearing and Survey Update for Parents and the Public

1. The Rich Hill R-IV Board of Education invites you and all members of the Rich Hill Community to a public hearing from 5:30-6:30PM on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in the Rich Hill School Library for the purposes of providing input to the Board and administration on the topic of School Safety.

The following areas of school safety are open for discussion:

  • Facilities
  • Operations and Safety Practices
  • Communications
  • Cooperation with Outside Entities
  • Existing District Policy and Possible Changes to Policy regarding staff members carrying firearms.

2. The Rich Hill School Security Public Perception Survey is still open for your input at the following link:

This survey is 100% anonymous.

The School District’s board and administration appreciate all feedback and input from the public regarding the above safety and security issues.


Rich Hill R-IV School Safety and Security Survey

The School District would like to encourage any Rich Hill District Patrons to take the following survey about school district safety and security practices. Anyone with a vested interest in the school is free to take the survey anytime through April 10. From your browser, just click on the link below. If you want to use your mobile device, use the QR Code link to the survey. The survey is 100% anonymous. The Rich Hill School District appreciates this feedback from its patrons. Thank you for your input on this serious topic.
QR Code for Survey 

Intruder and Lockdown Drill

Attention Parents and Rich Hill R-IV School District Patrons,

This message is to let you know that at 1:00PM today, all students and staff of the Rich Hill R-IV School District participated in an intruder lockdown drill. This was only a drill, which was made clear to students and staff throughout the process.

These drills are important to practice for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is to clarify the steps in an emergency for both students and staff. Another reason is for administrators and staff to identify areas of improvement to prevent real emergencies. On both counts, today’s drill was a success.

Thank you for your time,


Heath Oates


Rich Hill R-IV