Superintendent of Schools - Purdy R-II

Purdy R-II School District

The Missouri Association of Rural Education has been retained by the Purdy R-II Board of Education to conduct a search for their next Superintendent of Schools.  Purdy R-II School District is located in Barry County in Southwest Missouri.

School District Information:

  • Elementary (PK-6)
    • Certified Staff – 34
    • Student Enrollment – 347
  • High School (7-12)
    • Certified Staff – 31
    • Student Enrollment – 285
  • Annual Operating Budget – $6,848,752.00
  • Total Tax Levy - $3.5361
  • Assessed Valuation - $31,897,358.00
  • Reserve Balances – 26.96%
  • Administrators – 4
  • Support Staff – 10
  • MSIP:  Fully Accredited
  • District Operated Transportation
  • District Operated Food Service
  • Other Programs:
    • Scott Regional Tech Center - Monett
    • Dual credit with Crowder Community College
    • Pre-School Program


Application Time Line:

  • Applications must be received by – March 5, 2021
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing
  • Interviews Tentative Date – Week of March 15-19, 2021
  • Anticipated Hire Date – March 25, 2021
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2021








Salary/Benefits Information:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience with a salary range between  $90,000.00 - $115,000.00.
  • Administrative Experience in Central Office is a plus.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof required.
  • Paid Health Insurance benefits per limits of health insurance policy in effect.
  • Multi-year contract will be considered.
  • Living in the district is preferred.

Application Guidelines:

  • Completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Cover letter directed to the Purdy R-II 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 Purdy R-II on MARE website (
  • Forward application and support materials to:
    • Purdy R-II Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Dr. Paul Ricker, Search Consultant
    • 1889 Bittersweet Road
    • Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049
  • Other Contact Information:


Purdy R-II 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 Purdy R-II Board of Education, and shall remain their property indefinitely.

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