Physical Resources

There are a number of questions facing Missouri regarding school facilities and physical resources: how many students should be accommodated on a school campus; what the grade structure should be for schools; how the schools can be made safe and secure for students and adults; what is the state’s role in supporting school facilities; and in fact, whether those structures will be needed as more and more formal learning is occurring in a virtual environment.

This component examines the question of the kinds of physical resources that are essential for Missouri’s educational system to provide the state’s children a world-class education that prepares them for learning, work, and life.

Planning Group




Kenneth Cook
Maiden R-I
Gerry Lee
Springfield Co-Chair/Board Member
Penny Rector
MASA Facilitator
Leigh Ann Grant-Eagle DESE Liaison
Steve Banton Rockwood R-VI Board Member
Jim Clark Ferguson-Florissant R-II Board Member
Phillip Cook Carl Junction R-I Superintendent
Rob Gardner Platte Co. R-III Superintendent
Kathy Green Marshall Board Member
Jim Hill Knob Noster R-VIII Board Member
David Knes Valley Park Superintendent
David Lawrence Lafayette Co. C-1 Superintendent
Mark Penny Moberly Superintendent
Joe Ridgeway Richland R-IV Superintendent
Allison Schneider School of the Osage Board Member
Robert Smith Maysville R-I Superintendent