Our hearts go out to the students, staff, administration, and community surrounding the St. Louis Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. In yet another tragic school shooting, many are impacted by someone determined to do harm to others. 

 The Kirksville R-III District continues to be vigilant in our efforts to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We are focusing on ensuring that we do everything possible to keep people who intend to harm others on the outside of our buildings. In this effort, we ask everyone to understand why we are limiting entry to our buildings to a single public entryway and why they are electronically controlled.

   We are taking additional measures to make sure staff and students also do everything they must to keep all access areas secure. The St. Louis shooting brings to mind again the need to end the selfish divisiness that surrounds us, and seek to understand the needs of others.