Claudette Riley, News-Leader

Claudette Riley


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Claudette:

Hear from local candidates: Coalition hosts interviews for April 4 election

The conversations will air March 21-23 on KSMU Ozarks Public Radio. They will start at noon. → Read More

SPS names new elementary principals for Weller, McGregor, Fremont, Boyd

The longtime principals at Fremont and Weller elementary schools plan to retire at the end of this school year. → Read More

$220M SPS school bond gains support of Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Four years ago, the chamber board also endorsed the $168 million bond issue, which was approved in 2019. → Read More

Republic schools hire principal, special education leaders

The Republic school board recently announced three hiring decisions. → Read More

Nixa Public Schools names new principals for junior high, Inman Intermediate

The latest announcements come after a reshuffling of other district leadership positions in recent months. → Read More

Author, journalist kidnapped by Somali pirates to speak at Drury

The event, part of the Meador Center Speaker Series, is March 2. It is free and open to the public. → Read More

Police investigate break-in at Willard High School early Sunday

Willard Public Schools said a suspect has been identified in the break-in, which was reported at 12:45 a.m. Sunday. → Read More

Branson schools make four leadership changes, hire Springfield principal

Several of the promotions fill vacancies left by the retirements of high-level district officials. → Read More

Willard school board candidates share stance on book ban efforts

On April 4, Willard voters will select three school board members. Only one incumbent is on the ballot. → Read More

Lincoln Hall renovation part of $5.2M in projects OTC board will consider Monday

The projects are in two existing OTC buildings and involve a third that is not yet constructed. → Read More

Managing growth a top priority for four Republic school board candidates

On April 4, Republic voters will select three board members, as well as vote on a bond issue. → Read More

Three from southwest MO in running for Fayetteville superintendent job

Applicants from Springfield, Branson and Webb City are among the six the Fayetteville board will interview. → Read More

Reeds Spring breaks ground on new regional career center

The new career center will be paid for by a $40 million bond issue approved by voters in April. → Read More

Willard school board bans book, suggests governor create rating system to restrict access

As parents vowed to challenge more books, the school board president suggested they ask Gov. Mike Parson to step in. → Read More

Ozark school board extends contract for Superintendent Chris Bauman

A 25-year veteran of public education, Superintendent Chris Bauman has been in the top Ozark job since mid-2018. → Read More

Hillcrest celebrates end of renovation, high school hailed as 'heartbeat' of northside

Hundreds showed up to tour Hillcrest High School after $25M renovation and partial build paid for by bond issue. → Read More

Springfield brewer Jeff Schrag among two appointed to MSU Board of Governors

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed Jeff Schrag and Tim Francka to serve on the MSU governing board on Monday. → Read More

Nixa High School ag teacher, FFA leader charged with sexual contact with student

The teacher, who was a leader in Nixa's FFA program, was hired by the district in 2021. → Read More

Student lunch debt soars in Springfield Public Schools after pandemic relief program ends

The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools offers ways for the community to help pay off student lunch debt. → Read More

Ozark High School hires new head football coach from Illinois

Jeremy Cordell replaces former head football coach Chad Depee, who resigned in the fall. → Read More