News from Bulldog Nation: September 2022

Welcome Back, Bulldogs!

The year is already off to a swift start and great things are taking place all across the district. Thank you all for your assistance and cooperation with our back-to-school activities during these first three weeks. I'm sure you have noticed the projects and building upgrades taking place at some of our district sites. We are excited to see these improvements come to fruition as we build better, safer facilities for students and staff. As construction progresses, we will share more progress updates with you here and on our website under The Future of R31 tab.

I wish you all the best during the 2022-23 school year.

- Superintendent Hounsom

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Fill out Your Application Today

Free & Reduced lunch applications can be found on our website at this link:

Please fill out this application, even if you are unsure you qualify. The USDA waiver which allowed the Rolla School District to serve free meals to all students during the 2021-22 school year has expired. (Read more....)

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The Future of R31

Click here to view updates and photos of the construction around the district related to the R31-2020 Bond Issue.

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School Finance Q&A

Q: What funds are being used for the current construction projects around the district?

A: Construction completed or taking place at RHS, RTI, RJH, and Truman right now is funded primarily by the bond issue R31-2020 which was approved by voters in June of 2020. Bond issue money designated for capital projects can only be used for those purposes and should fulfill the intent presented in the original ballot language. This bond was passed as a 28.5 cent increase and is scheduled to be paid off in 2040.

Have a question about School Finance? Submit it to

Rolla 31 is Hiring!

Join our team and make a difference every day! Rolla Public Schools are a great place to work!

Available positions include:


Food Services

Custodial Services


Bus & Trip Drivers and Aides

Substitute Teachers

Crossing Guards

View details here and apply today:

Annual CORE Sponsorship Drive is Underway!

CORE, the Rolla Public Schools Foundation, is hosting its second annual Maroon & Grey Soiree fundraising event on October 8th in conjunction with homecoming weekend. Tickets can be purchased at

CORE is also holding the annual sponsorship drive and encourages community members to support our schools with donations. Become a CORE Champion at today!

CORE (Major Saver) Card sales begin today! Purchase a card from an elementary or middle school student, or use this link to buy online.

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Interested in helping in the classroom or with a project? Can you help students with one-on-one help with their work? Consider becoming a volunteer! Your gifts and talents make a difference to staff and students. All applications should be submitted through Communications & Volunteer Services at the Administration Building. Forms can be found under the Volunteer button on our website.

Upcoming Events

Visit the Calendar at for a complete list of upcoming events!

September 23rd - 1 PM Release for Professional Development

October 14th - First Quarter Ends

October 21st - No School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

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