Superintendent of Schools - Lathrop R-II

Lathrop R-II School District

The Missouri Association of Rural Education has been retained by the Lathrop R-II Board of Education to conduct a search for their next Superintendent of Schools.  Lathrop R-II School District is located in Clinton County (Lathrop) in Northwest Missouri.

School District Information:

  • Elementary Schools - (PK-05)
    Certified Staff – 40
    Student Enrollment – 410
  • Middle School – (06-08)
    Certified Staff – 18
    Student Enrollment - 200
  • High School (09-12)
    Certified Staff - 24
    Student Enrollment - 305
  • Annual Operating Budget – $ 12,925,439.00
  • Total Tax Levy - $5.3529
  • Assessed Valuation - $80,897,866.00
  • Reserve Balances – 19.5%
  • Administrators – 6
  • Support Staff – 48
  • MSIP:  Fully Accredited
  • District Contracted Transportation - Peoples
  • District Contracted Food Service – Opaa!
  • Other Programs:
    • Parents as Teachers Program
    • Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
    • FFA, AG, Math Club, Science Club, Metal/Wood Shop
    • A+ Program/Dual Credit with UCM, MCC & MWSU
    • 4 Day School Week
    • Marzano Certified High Reliability Schools
    • Excelsior Springs Career Center

Application Time Line:

  • Applications must be received by – Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing during the application period
  • Interviews Tentative Date – October 18th & 19th, 2022
  • Anticipated Hire Date – Prior to October 31st
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2023

Salary/Benefits Information:

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Salary Range:  $120,000-$135,000.
  • Administrative experience required/ Central Office administrative experience preferred.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof required
  • Board paid health insurance benefits.
  • Initial multi-year contract will be considered
  • District residency is not required initially/Two-year timeframe to relocate in district.
  • Relocation expenses up to $2,000.00

Application Guidelines:

  • Submit a completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Include a cover letter directed to the Lathrop R-II Board of Education – Describe reasons for interest in the position and provide a record of significant accomplishments over the past five years.
  • Provide evidence of Missouri Superintendent Certificate (copy of certificate).
  • 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 Lathrop R-II on MARE website (
  • Forward application (Email and hard copy!) and support materials to:
    • Lathrop R-II Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Dr. Mike Jinks, Search Consultant
    • 116 Fairview Avenue
    • Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
  • Other Contact Information:

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

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