Kirksville School Board review 'A Plus' annual report

The Kirksville School Board met Thursday night to discuss the 'A Plus' annual report.

The district received designation of an 'A Plus' school by the state of Missouri in 1997. Students who participate in the 'A Plus' program will have their college tuition waived for two years at local community colleges and universities. 60 percent of Kirksville high school students participate in the program.

Students that participate in the program must meet four requirements. Those requirements include maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, attending 95 percent of school from freshman to senior year, mentoring younger students in the community, and using good behavior.

"Our students pursue an 'A Plus' designation and it certainly has a positive impact on their attendance, and achievement, and one of the most powerful pieces is the mentor program," said Pat Williams, Kirksville R-III Superintendent.

Kirksville was one of the first school districts in the Show-Me-State to participate in the 'A Plus' program.