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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the new school year at Richland R-IV Schools. I am looking forward to a great year, and I encourage every student to take full advantage of the many academic, vocational, athletic, and extra-curricular opportunities that are available. Numerous programs and organizations exist within our district which provide students with opportunities to succeed, both in and outside of the classroom.

Our school district enjoys an excellent reputation with caring faculty, staff, administration, and board of education. We are all committed to a community of learning. Our mission statement: "Every child can learn given enough time and opportunity" is demonstrated each and every day in our district. I welcome you to Richland and encourage all of you to become involved in our wonderful schools and community. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

As Superintendent of Schools of the Richland R-IV School District, I want to once again thank you for giving our school district the opportunity to provide a high quality education for our students. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Richland R-IV School District.

Doug Smith,
Superintendent of Schools

Experience: 12 years as Agricultural Education instructor in the Rich Hill R-IV & Richland R-IV School districts

Administration: 15 years as High School/Middle School Principal in the Rich Hill R-IV, Iberia R-V & Richland R-IV School Districts

Education: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education, University of Missouri, Columbia
Master's in Education from University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg
Education Specialist Degree from Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri