BENTON - The Scott County R-4 School District received the highest rating given by the state's Missouri School Improvement Program review.
Don Moore, superintendent, and Dorothy Deason, MSIP coordinator, attended the State School Board meeting in June in Jefferson City to receive the banner recognizing the district's "Accredited with Distinction" honor. Less than 10 percent of the 524 school districts in Missouri received the award for their school improvement review.
Moore said the accreditation is "a positive reflection on the district, its students, parents, faculty, staff and community. All played an important role in this accomplishment."
The district's review was conducted in March of this year.
Each district is required to participate in the Missouri School Improvement Program, an on-going school review every five years to determine the school accreditation. The review includes student performance, part of which is results on the state assessment, MAP; a look at the district's resources, such as personnel; and 10 process areas related to programs, curriculum and instruction.