Charlie Malam

Raymondville R-VII School District was among 45 school districts from south-central Missouri to receive the “Distinction in Performance” award from state education officials.

The award is one of the state’s most prestigious honors for local school districts. It is based on the district’s performance relative to student performance standards that are used to determine state accreditation through the Missouri School Improvement Program. To earn distinction in performance, districts must meet the majority of these performance standards at either a high or significantly improved level.

Raymondville has received this Distinction in Performance award five consecutive years.

“This is a reflection of how hard everyone works to improve student achievement,” said Superintendent Charlie Malam. “The staff at Raymondville appreciates the support and efforts of parents and community in making our school a successful learning experience for our students.”

The awards were presented at the banquet March 23 at the Havener Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus. The event was sponsored and hosted by the South Central Regional Professional Development Center, the university and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“At a time when the number of districts achieving distinction declined slightly statewide, the 45 schools receiving the award was a record number for our region,” said John Lewis, director of the center.



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