Ozark Public Schools

Chris Claypool

The Ozark School District Board of Education will begin reviewing applications for the superintendent vacancy tomorrow during a closed session meeting.

District officials say they’ve received 25 applications for the position, seven from outside of Missouri. The Board of Education plans to schedule interviews the first week of April with the hopes of selecting and announcing the new superintendent at the regular board meeting on April 17.

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Ozark Junior High School officials unveiled a renovated space Friday that in part joins older and previously separated campus buildings.

There are new safety features, collaborative work spaces and a new cafeteria. The building boasts updated elective, core subject and fine art classrooms. The improvements follow a district-wide $20 million bond passed in April 2015, according to a statement from the school. The junior high upgrades accounted for $12.3 million.

A ribbon cutting was held Friday by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, followed by building tours.

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Ozark Public Schools will not be in session today after a threat was made against the district.

According to district officials, a threatening social media post was made last night.  They say, though no specific threats were made, the district took the threats seriously and had them investigated by school resource officers, the Christian County Sheriff’s Department and the Ozark Police Department.