/ Camdenton R-III SchoolDistrict
Everyone Learning Every Day
P O Box 1409
Camdenton, MO 65020-1409
Phone: 573-346-9213 ∙ Fax: 573-346-9211 / Superintendent
Tim Hadfield
Deputy Superintendent
Brian Henry, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendents
Roma Lee France
Jim Rich, Ph.D.

November 2, 2011

Dear Staff,

What a wonderful fall season we are experiencing! Hopefully you have had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather.

As many of you know, the Camdenton R-III District was called to Federal Court in Jefferson City on October 27th. The judge heard arguments from the A.C.L.U. concerning their request for a preliminary injunction to force the District to disable the sexuality filter on our filtering system. The District, of course, argued that the system should be kept in place. Last night the A.C.L.U. filed a second amended complaint in their suit. This amendment comes after the original complaint, the first amendment, our response, and a preliminary injunction hearing which included testimony from Randal Cowen and myself. The District will need to respond by November 18th. The judge will then consider the second amended complaint from the A.C.L.U.

Our payroll department, in an effort to become more efficient, will no longer issue paper direct deposit stubs for most of the District’s employees. Pay stubs can be viewed electronically through the HR Portal. The HR Portal can be found at This change will begin with the January 31st payroll for classified staff and the February 1st payroll for certified staff.

The Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) is endorsing an initiative petition effort to put a tobacco tax increase on the November 2012 ballot. The proposal is being backed by the American Cancer Society. According to MASA the petition calls for an $.80 per pack increase. Missouri currently has the lowest cigarette excise tax in the nation at $.17 per pack. The average for all states in the country is $1.46. Fifty percent of the funds generated would go towards K-12 education, thirty percent would go to higher education, and twenty percent to tobacco use prevention and cessation programs. School districts could use the funds for teacher recruitment, retention, salaries, professional development, construction, renovation, leasing, technology, textbooks, instructional materials, and school safety. The petition states that funds distributed to schools shall be in addition to funds distributed through the funding formula and shall not be counted for purposes of determining whether the school funding formula is fully funded.

Have a great rest of the week!

Keep on keepin’ on,


Tim Hadfield, Superintendent