Board of Education

"Believe, Achieve, Excel"

School Board Meeting
Guest Information

Members of the Board of Education
Mr. Justin Johnson, President
Dr. Scott Chenault, Vice-President
Mr. Matt Sergent, Treasurer
Mr. Gary Grigsby, Member
Dr. Julie Lewis, Member
Mr. Tom McCormack, Member
Dr. Shannon Bridgmon, Member
Dr. Andy Kohl, Superintendent
Dr. Troy Marnholtz, Assistant Superintendent, Support Services
Mr. Brian Wishard, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services

The purpose of this page is to explain some of the operational procedures of the R-VI School Board meetings.

Minutes of previous meetings and agenda(s) are available to the public upon request to the board secretary. Board agendas are posted in the district office, local school buildings, and sent to local news media the Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting.  Regular monthly board meetings are typically held the third Tuesday of each month with a few exceptions due to holidays, etc. (schedule attached below).  Executive session begins at 7:00pm with open session following at 7:30pm.  Due to COVID, the location of the meeting is subject to change.  Please check Board Meeting Notices to verify location and time for the board meeting.

The agenda for a board meeting is prepared several days in advance of the meeting. Board members receive their copy of the agenda and associated information prior to the meeting providing time for adequate study and preparation.

A request by a patron for an item to be included on the board agenda should be discussed with the Superintendent of schools at least five days prior to a board meeting.

The daily operations of the R-VI School District are governed by the Board Policy and district regulations. The school board is the policy making body for the Warrensburg R-VI Schools. Laws enacted by the Missouri General Assembly and regulations of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also govern district operations. The school board is responsible for the establishment of goals, programs, and procedures that will serve to improve student achievement in the district, within the scope of available resources. The school board fulfills these responsibilities by formulating policy for the district and delegating policy implementation and operational responsibilities to administrators, faculty and staff.

Board Membership
Members of the Board of Education must be citizens of the United States and resident taxpayers of the district. They also must have resided in the state for one year preceding their election and must be at least 24 years of age. Members are elected to a three year term and serve without compensation. 

Telephone Numbers

Maple Grove


Ridge View


Martin Warren




Middle School


High School


Career Center


Reese School


Parents as Teachers


School Age Child Care Center


Solving Problems

Issues and concerns may arise as your child progresses through his/her education. Problems should be referred to those closest to and most responsible for the issues. Under most circumstances the classroom teacher is able to address concerns. Problems that require additional intervention should then be presented to the building administrator. If further assistance is needed, concerns may be presented to the proper central office administrator. For more information regarding the school district call or visit the district office at 201 S. Holden Street, (660) 747-7823 or Fax (660) 747-9615.

Administrative Team

Central Office
Dr. Andy Kohl, District Superintendent
Dr. Troy Marnholtz, Assistant Superintendent Support Services
Mr. Brian Wishard, Assistant Superintendent Student Services
Ms. Shelbie Dalton, Director of Special Programs
Ms. Karen Malsy, Health Services
Ms. Liz Tarr, Food Service Director
Mr. Lyle Kreisel, Facilities

Ms. Melissa Marnholtz, Principal of Ridge View Elementary, District's north side primary elementary school (PK-2)
Dr. Christine Johnson, Principal of Sterling Elementary, District's north side intermediate elementary school (3-5)
Ms. Ashley Tegenkamp, Assistant Principal of Ridge View and Sterling
Mr. John Finnane, Principal of Maple Grove Elementary, District's south side primary elementary school (PK-2)
Dr. Lorna Cassell, Principal of Martin Warren Elementary, District's south side intermediate elementary school (3-5)
Ms. Beth Tiller, Assistant Principal of Maple Grove and Martin Warren

Mr. James Elliott, Principal of the Middle School, (6-8)
Ms. Melissa Lightfoot, Assistant Principal of the Middle School
Mr. Brandon Figg, Assistant Principal of the Middle School
Dr. Bret Pummill, Principal of the High School, (9-12)
Dr. Holly Jennings, Assistant Principal of the High School
Ms. Sara Kenepp-Chapman, Assistant Principal of the High School
Mr. Keith Chapman, District Activities Director
Ms. Leslie Brown, Director of Reese Educational Center
Mr. Rusty Sproat, Director of Warrensburg Area Career Center

District Profile

The annual operating budget for the Warrensburg R-VI School District is in excess of thirty-six million dollars. The district operates four elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, an area career center, and Gateway Educational Center.

The Warrensburg School District enrolls approximately 3,400 students Pre-K-12, encompasses 121 square miles, employs over 270 certified staff, and 154 non-certified personnel. District personnel take pride in their work and in their part of the total educational program in the community.

WHS A+ Designated Gold Rating from Expansion Management Magazine Accredited with Distinction in Performance 1998-99, 2001-02 , 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07 , 2007 -08 , 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 , 2012-13

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