West St. Francois County R-IV School District

The Missouri Association of Rural Education has been retained by the West St. Francois Co. R-IV Board of Education to conduct a search for their next Superintendent of Schools.  West St. Francois Co. R-IV School District is located in St. Francois County in East Central Missouri.

School District Information:

  • Elementary (PK-5)
    • Certified Staff – 39
    • Student Enrollment – 455
  • Middle School (6-8)
    • Certified Staff - 14
    • Student Enrollment - 233
  • High School (9-12)
    • Certified Staff – 23
    • Student Enrollment – 302
  • Annual Operating Budget – $10,502,351
  • Total Tax Levy - $4.05
  • Assessed Valuation - $47,763,475
  • Reserve Balances – 41.59 %
  • Administrators – 5
  • Support Staff – 51
  • MSIP:  Accredited
  • 2016-2017 MSIP 5 APR Score – 96.4%
  • District Operated Transportation
  • District Operated Food Service
  • Other Programs:
    • A+ Program
    • Pre-School Program
    • Unitec Career Center
    • Long History of Academic and Extra-curricular (Sports, Band, Choir, FCCLA) success.  Twice recognized as a “Top 500 Beating the Odds” High School in the Nation by Newsweek Magazine.

Application Time Line:

  • Applications must be received by – October 12, 2018
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing
  • Interviews Tentative Date – Week of October 22, 2018
  • Anticipated Hire Date – November 2, 2018
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2018


Salary/Benefits Information:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience with a salary range between  $110,000.00-$130,000.00.
  • Administrative Experience a plus in Central Office.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof preferred.
  • Paid Family Health Insurance benefits per limits of health insurance policy in effect plus other benefits.
  • Two-year contract will be offered.
  • Living in the district is required.

Application Guidelines:

  • Completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Cover letter directed to the West St. Francois Co. R-IV Board of Education – Include reasons for interest in the position and a description of significant accomplishments over the past 5 years.
  • Evidence of Missouri Superintendent Certificate or eligibility thereof.
  • Current Transcript(s).
  • Current placement papers or credentials.
  • Any other supporting documents that would enhance the application file.
  • Selected finalist will provide a copy of their most recent background check in conjunction with contract signing.

Application Procedure:

  • Download application for West St. Francois Co. R-IV on MARE website (www.moare.com)
  • Forward application and support materials to:
    • West St. Francois Co. R-IV Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Dr. Paul Ricker, Search Consultant
    • 1889 Bittersweet Road
    • Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049
  • Other Contact Information:


West St. Francois Co. R-IV School District is an equal opportunity employer.  Refer to announcement for contact information.  Applicants are asked to NOT make direct contact with the board of education members. Initial applications will be kept confidential, however, all applications, letters of reference, resumes, transcripts, credentials, etc. for the purpose of this application process will, upon receipt, become the sole property of the West St. Francois Co. R-IV Board of Education, and shall remain their property indefinitely.

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