English for Speakers of Other Languages

If a parent/guardian indicates that another language other than English is spoken in the home, a student may be classified as an English Language Learner (ELL). The student will be screened to determine the level of English proficiency. Results from this testing are used to determine what support the district may provide to the student.

Any questions, please contact Tara Hoffman, thoffman@trentonr9.k12.mo.us or at 660-359-2228.

Homeless Education McKinney-Vento Act

The district's homeless liaison works to accurately identify or locate all children/youth that are experiencing homelessness as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act and Every Student Succeeds Act. A homeless child/youth is one that lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Trenton R-IX School District's Homeless Liaison is Tara Hoffman, Special Services Director. Mrs. Hoffman can be contacted at thoffman@trentonr9.k12.mo.us or 660-359-2003.

Foster Care Liason

Senate Bill 291, enacted in 2009, created sections 167.018 and 167.019 RSMo, otherwise known as the “Foster Care Education Bill of Rights.”

These laws require public school districts and child-placing agencies to ensure that foster children do not fall through the cracks when it comes to receiving an education.

Section 168.018, RSMo, requires each school district to designate a staff member as the educational liaison for children in foster care.

Trenton R-IX School District's Foster Care Liaison is Mrs. Carolyn Schmidt, S.M. Rissler Assistant Principal. Mrs. Schmidt can be contacted at cschmidt@trentonr9.k12.mo.us or at 660-359-2228.