Rich Hill R-IV School District

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

School District Information:

  • Elementary (PK-6)
    • Certified Staff – 17
    • Student Enrollment – 176
  • High School (7-12)
  • Certified Staff - 17
  • Student Enrollment - 148
  • Annual Operating Budget – $3,989,908.00
  • Total Tax Levy - $4.3546 ($1.0086 Debt Service included)
  • Assessed Valuation - $24,619,485.00
  • Reserve Balances – 34.37%
  • Administrators – 3
  • Support Staff – 18
  • MSIP:  Accredited
  • District Operated Transportation
  • District Contracted Food Service
  • Other Programs:
    • Early Childhood Program
    • A+ Program
    • Nevada Regional Tech-Center
    • Strong academic, athletic and extra-curricular traditions


Application Time Line:

  • Applications must be received by – January 31, 2020
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing during the application period
  • Interviews Tentative Date – February 6-11, 2020
  • Anticipated Hire Date – February 11-14, 2020
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2020


Salary/Benefits Information:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  (Range -  $85,000-$100,000).
  • Administrative experience in Central Office preferred.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof required.


  • Paid health and life insurance benefits per limits of health insurance policy in effect.
  • Two-year contract will be offered.
  • Living in the district is preferred. 


Application Guidelines:

  • Submit a completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Include a cover letter directed to the Rich Hill R-IV Board of Education – Describe reasons for interest in the position and provide a record of significant accomplishments over the past 5 years.
  • Provide evidence of Missouri Superintendent Certificate (copy of certificate) or eligibility thereof.   
  • Provide transcripts and current placement papers or credentials.
  • Include any other supporting documents that would enhance the application file.
  • Please note that the selected finalist will provide a copy of his/her most recent background check prior to official employment. 

Application Procedure:

  • Download application for Rich Hill R-IV on MARE website (www.moare.com)
  • Forward application (Please do not email materials!) and support materials to:
    • Rich Hill R-IV Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Dr. Jerry Cochran, Search Consultant
    • P.O. Box 271
    • Cole Camp, Missouri  65325
  • Other Contact Information:

Rich Hill 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 Rich Hill R-IV Board of Education, and shall remain their property indefinitely.

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