New Franklin R-I School District, in partnership with parents and community, will provide a positive and safe learning environment through which all students will achieve the knowledge, skills, and social/emotional behaviors to become creative, adaptable, and productive citizens committed to lifelong learning.

Upcoming Events

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October 16-End of 1st Quarter
October 16-Elem Birthday Club
October 17-PTO Pig Out--please order in advance for pick up
October 20-Blood Drive
October 21-Unity Day-Wear Orange

October 21-7:30 AM Superintendent's Advisory Meeting
October 21-6:00 PM School Board Meeting
October 21-3 PM-7 PM MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences
October 22-12:12 PM School early dismissal
October 23-No School
October 27-Elem A Honor Roll Lunch
October 29-Elem Pride Day
October 30-Elem AR Celebration
October 30-1:45 PM Elem Halloween Parties

Red Ribbon Week 

Red Ribbon week is October 26th-30th 

MONDAY October 26th- “RED DAY” wear as much red as possible.

TUESDAY October 27th -“Team up against drugs” wear your favorite sports team shirt or jersey. 

WEDNESDAY October 28th - “Doing drugs is wacky” Dress Wacky/Crazy.

THURSDAY October 29th - “Drugs are old news” Dress up as your favorite decade. 

FRIDAY October 30th - “Scare drugs away” wear Orange and black & change into your Halloween costume later in the day!

October 19, 2020 

Dear New Franklin R-1 Families,

We are writing to let you know that our school district has completed an application process with the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) to qualify ALL K-12th Grade students in our district for free breakfasts and lunches beginning Wednesday, October 21st.  We received word last week that our application has been approved.  ALL K-12th Grade New Franklin R-1 School District students will TEMPORARILY be able to receive both school breakfast and school lunch at no cost to your family.  Even more good news…this program will be retroactive back to September 1, 2020.  Any meals that were charged between September 1 and October 21st, with the exception of second servings, will be credited back to your student’s lunch account. Extra food (“seconds”) and milk only purchases do not qualify for this program.  Meals will not be reimbursed, only credited to the account. It will take a few days to get through crediting all accounts but we are hopeful to have this process completed in the next couple of weeks.

The duration of this offer is unknown and depends solely on funding through the School Lunch Program/CARES Act.  If you have already put money in your child’s account, their balances will remain the same until this offer is over (however, seconds will be charged accordingly).  The District will notify families as soon as possible when this program ends which DESE is predicting may last through May, 2021.

Please feel free to contact the district office or one of the school offices if you have any questions.


Brian Cordel, New Franklin R-1 Superintendent 

Parent Teacher Conferences

The conferences will be handled differently than in previous years. 

Elem: Teachers will reach out to families via a phone call or email and will not have scheduled appointments face to face. 

MS/HS: Teachers will meet face to face with parents on October 21 from 3PM-7PM. If you are not able to talk with the teachers at that time or do not want to meet face to face, you are encouraged to call the school to schedule to talk with the teacher during his/her planning time or email the teacher directly. 

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Current Job Openings: 

New Franklin R-1 Schools are looking for substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year.  If interested,  please contact Beverly Parr in the District Office. or 660-848-2141.

Substitute Bus Driver
The New Franklin R-1 School District is accepting applications for a substitute school bus driver.  Bus drivers are responsible for operating a school bus and transporting school-aged children and other authorized personnel safely and efficiently over specified routes from school and various activities.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, conducting pre-trip inspections; observing safely regulations and policies, and enforcing student discipline.  Applicants must pass a background check and have a MO Class B drivers license with passenger and school bus endorsements. Training will be provided.  Interested applicants may contact the district at (660) 848-2141 to request an application or may obtain the application here.

Contact Eric Chaney, Transportation Director, at 660.848.2141 with any questions.

The New Franklin R-1 School District is an equal opportunity employer.

School Signage Campaign

Supporters of the New Franklin School District,

 In these unprecedented times, we are faced with the challenge of thinking outside of the box to continue to support our school, our community and our families.  The New Franklin School District Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has been fortunate enough to have sufficient funding this year to provide the school with the much-needed necessities to help fight this pandemic.


The PTO understands many businesses and families have been impacted by Covid-19.  This year, the PTO has decided to replace our annual Pig Out for PTO live and silent auction with a community campaign.  This campaign will focus on raising funds for new school signage in the elementary circle drive, new signage above the middle and high school front entrance, and the replacement of our outdated electronic sign in which parts are no longer available.  This campaign will allow families and businesses to donate what they are able…every little bit adds up!  Our goal is to raise enough funds from community members, alumni, businesses, organizations, memorials, etc. to complete this project by summer 2021. Let’s leave 2020 in the dust and build something we’re proud of that will last a lifetime!


The electronic sign alone will likely cost upwards of $30,000 while the elementary and middle school/high school signage could cost upwards of $15,000.  The pictures below reflect our inspiration only and are NOT final designs.  Please note, the PTO is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.  All donors will be acknowledged during our 7th annual Pig Out for PTO Curbside Pickup & Delivery Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 17th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the New Franklin School circle drive.  Donors will also be recognized on the PTO’s Facebook page (New Franklin MO PTO) and during an official ribbon cutting upon the project’s completion. 

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MS HS Sign

If you are interested in making a donation (no matter how small or how big), please complete the  form.  We appreciate any and all support during this challenging year!



Nicole Davis        Brian Cordel       Travis Hundley                   Karen Boggs

PTO President    Superintendent   School Board President    Alumni President

A PDF version of this form available by clicking here.

New Franklin School Signage Campaign

Donation Form


DONOR NAME (for sponsorship recognition):______________________________________

  • Check this box if you wish to make a donation anonymously.


Donor Phone Number:  _________________________________________________________


Donor Email:  _________________________________________________________________


YES!  I would like to make a donation to the New Franklin School signage campaign.  Please make all checks payable to NFPTO.

  • Bulldog Strong…every little bit helps!  $________________
  • $25 Bronze Sponsor
  • $50 Silver Sponsor
  • $100 Gold Sponsor
  • $250 Platinum Sponsor
  • $500 Premier Sponsor


This completed form and donation can be returned to the elementary or middle school/high school office in a SEALED envelope labeled “School Signage” or mailed to the following address:

New Franklin School

Attn:  Nicole Davis, PTO President (School Signage)

412 W. Broadway

New Franklin, MO 65274

 THANK YOU for your contribution!  Once your contribution is received, a donation receipt will be emailed to you for tax purposes.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

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