Statement from Dr. Mark Drake, Assistant Superintendent, Monett R-1 School District The Monett community is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of our superintendent today. The loss of Mr. Moreland is felt by all of our staff, students, and parents. Our hearts go out to his family and we join them in grief. Our immediate focus is on supporting our staff and students by providing the resources they need to process this unexpected news and begin the process of grieving together. Crisis counselors will be onsite at each of our schools, beginning on Wednesday, and will remain available to staff and students as long as they are needed. In addition, resources will be shared to help staff and parents talk with children about loss and to provide reassurance that our caring team is here to surround them.
Statement from Mr. Andrew Bahl, President, Monett R-1 School District
Mr. Moreland was a valued mentor, colleague and friend. He will be missed by us all. The district has a strong administrative team with full support from the Board of Education. The Board will meet in executive session this evening to discuss next steps, including the leadership transition. Regular updates will be provided to the community in the coming days.