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Upcoming Events
April 6-Art Field Trip
April 8-6th Grade Honor Choir
April 8-Elem Data Meetings
April 8-Elem Teacher Meeting
April 9-Elem Data Meetings
April 9-K-2 Field Trip
April 10-No School-Teacher Professional Development
April 11-1st Grade Field Trip
April 11-4th Quarter Midterm
April 11-CMU State Coaching Day
April 13-Macon MS Music Fest
April 13-District HS Scholar Bowl
April 15-19-MS MAP Testing|
April 15-School Board Meeting @ 7 PM in Board Room
April 16-Jr. H. Honor Choir
April 16-Superintendent's Advisory Meeting
April 18-Fluroride Treatments
April 18-Elem Pride Day/MAP Kick-Off
April 22-26-MS MAP Testing
April 23-26-Elem MAP Testing
April 24-4th Grade Field Trip
April 26-6th Grade Field Trip
April 27-State Music Festival
April 28-Athletic Awards @ 2 PM
April 29-May 3-HS EOC Testing
April 30-Elem Birthday Club

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Live Stream-New Franklin R-1 Schools

The New Franklin School District would like to welcome Mr. Ross Dobson back to New Franklin as our Middle/High School Principal for the 2024-25 school year.  Mr. Dobson is a New Franklin graduate and former teacher in the district.  He has spent the past two years as High School Principal in the Fayette School District. 

The New Franklin R-1 School District is excited to welcome Ms. Laney Swiers to our staff as an Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Advisor.  Ms. Swiers is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Crookston and has an extensive background in agriculture and FFA.  Ms. Swiers is originally from northwest Minnesota.

·         Minnesota State FFA Officer-Sentinel
May 2020-April 2021

·         Mahnomen High School – FFA Advisor 


·         University of Minnesota-Crookston – FFA
Student of the Year – 2023

·         Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership
Council – Agricultural Intern –
Summer 2023

·         Involved in 4H – showed sheep, dairy cows,
chickens, and llamas at the county and
state fairs

·         In high school - Part of Nursery Landscape
CDE, Parliamentary Procedure LDE, Chapter Vice President and President, Region I Vice President, and State Sentinel

·         Highland Park Senior High – Student Teaching

Welcome to New Franklin Laney Swiers!

Current Job Openings

Applications are on the employment tab

PK-5 Principal
The New Franklin R-1 School District is accepting applications for a PreK-5th Elementary Principal for the 2024-2025 school year. Successful applicants should have principal certification or be eligible to obtain the certification. Applications will be due April 12th, 2024. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, certified application (available on the district website), three letters of reference, and transcripts via email at, or mailed to: Mr. Benji Dorson, Superintendent, New Franklin R-1 School District, 412 W. Broadway, New Franklin, MO 65274. Questions about the position should be directed to Mr. Benji Dorson at 660-848-2141. New Franklin R-1 School District is an equal opportunity employer.

Middle School Special Education Teacher
New Franklin R-I School District has an opening for a middle school special education teacher for the 2024-25 school year. The qualified individual will be enthusiastic, organized and have strong communication skills. This teacher will work with a wide variety of students from 6th to 8th grade. The teacher will write IEP's, participate in student evaluations and provide specialized instruction. Applications can be found at Contact Amy Chitwood at with questions.

Elementary/MS/HS Art Teacher
The New Franklin R-1 School District is seeking applicants for a full time Elementary/MS/HS art teacher for the 2024-25 school year.  (Primarily Elementary) New Franklin School is a progressive school looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to become part of our learning community.  Interested applicants can find the application on our school website at  Please submit the application and required materials to  If you have questions, please contact Dawn Shipp, Elementary Principal at 660-848-2112.  

The New Franklin R-1 School District is accepting applications for a paraprofessional.  The successful candidate must have at least 60 college hours or have passed the Para Pro exam.  Applications may be obtained on our school website at  Please email the completed application to Dawn Shipp at

The New Franklin R-1 School District is accepting applications for a custodian.  Your job duties will include but are not limited to: emptying trash and recycle receptacles, dust mopping and mopping floors, cleaning and sanitizing classrooms, offices, bathrooms, hallways and common areas, vacuuming carpets, and maintaining the overall appearance of the building inside and out. We are looking for these traits in our applicants: self motivation, reliable, self organized, good at problem solving and able to work alone or as a team. Successful candidates should be able to lift 75 pounds and be able to climb on a ladder, as well as have knowledge in running different types of cleaning equipment such as a floor scrubber,  hi or low speed buffer, and bathroom cleaning machine. Applicants must be able to pass a background check. Experience is a plus, but we will train the right candidate. Interested applicants can find the application on the school website or contact Eric Chaney, Building and Grounds Director, at 660-848-2141.

Substitute Teachers (sub application)
The New Franklin R-1 School district are looking for substitute teachers for the 2022-2023 school year.  If interested,  please contact the Superintendent's Office at 660-848-2141 to secure an application.   Interested applicants can find applications on the school website:, employment tab.

Substitute Bus Driver (staff application)
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 can find applications on the school website:, employment tab.  Contact Eric Chaney, Transportation Director, at 660.848.2141 with any questions.

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