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OMTC Adult Handbook
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2022 - 2023






Welcome to…


Ozark Mountain Technical Center


                The purpose of this handbook is to acquaint you with the many aspects of Ozark Mountain Technical Center.  You will have many occasions to refer to this handbook so it is suggested that you keep it handy at all times.


                Because our school will be a uniquely different experience for you, the instructors and administration will assist you as much as possible with your orientation to OMTC and the purposes for which it was established.  The staff has joined together as a team with your education as their primary objective.


                Our main objective is to see you, acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain and retain a position in your chosen technical field.  The position you obtain must be one that is rewarding to both you and your future employer, whereby you will be a valuable asset to yourself, your community and your country.


                We feel it is a privilege to have you as a student.  We extend our best wishes for your training in the occupational field of your choice.


Remember…we are here to help you!


                                                                                                        OMTC Staff 

NOTE:   All statements in this publication are announcements of present policies only and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.  This catalog is not to be regarded as a contract or an offer to contract.

Ozark Mountain Technical Center Staff


Jim Dickey                                                  Superintendent

Mountain Grove R-III Schools

Lisa Watson                                             Director

                            Ozark Mountain Technical Center

Support Staff

           June Swanson                                          Counselor/Placement/Financial Aid

Crystal Emery                                          Secretary to Director/FA Secretary

Jacob Sain                                               Post Secondary Advisor



Dawn Broos................................................................................................................ Agricultural Education

Trena Harker............................................................................................................... Agricultural Education

Dale Clark.......................................................................................................................... Auto Body Repair

John Emery.......................................................................................................................... Auto Mechanics

James Benson.................................................................................................... Career Resource Educator

Lori Stenzel.................................................................................................................. Business Technology

Alan Keeling................................................................................................................................... Carpentry

Kali Jones.................................................................................................................... Teaching Professions

Jason Hartgraves............................................................................................................... Computer Lit App

Ethan Boatman.................................................................................................. Computer Installer & Repair

Sidney Wood............................................................................................................................. Culinary Arts

Dana Brown.................................................................................................................... Health Service Aide

Deanna Shannon........................................................................................................................... Marketing

Corey Rogers.................................................................................................................................... Welding

Lana Driskell......................................................................................................... Child Development/FACS

114-114   ~   Mountain Grove R-III School Calendar 2022-23

August 10

New Teacher Orientation

August 11-19

Teacher Workshops

August 22

First Student Day

September 5

No School - Labor Day

September 26

No School

October 14

End of 1st Quarter (38 days)

October 17

PD Day - No Students

October 26

PT Conference 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

October 27

Early Dismissal - PT Conference 1:30 pm – 7 pm

October 28

No School

November 7

PD Day - No Students

November 21-25

Thanksgiving Break

December 16

Early Dismissal - End of 2nd Quarter (37 days)

December 19 - December 30

Christmas Break

January 2

PD Day - No Students

January 3

2nd Semester Begins

January 16

No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 27

No School

February 6

PD Day - No Students

February 17

No School

February 20

No School - Presidents Day

March 6

PD Day - No students

March 10

End of 3rd Quarter (43 days)

March 17

No School

March 20

No School

April 7

No School

April 10

No School

April 28

No School

May 12


May 17

Earl Dismissal - Last Student Day (43/161 days)

June 5-30

Summer School (Tentative)



Ozark Mountain Technical Center courses are designed to give the student specific instruction.   The student should gain sufficient job training to secure initial employment.


Students enrolling in OMTC classes should have a good basic understanding of reading, mathematics and science.


Emphasis is placed on regular attendance.  All students are expected to be punctual and be regular in attendance.


Students are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, which is determined by both academic performance and attendance records.




Ozark Mountain Technical Center is dedicated to educating and training students in the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to build a successful future.

We place fundamental emphasis on the values of safety, quality and caring.  Our programs feature skilled and caring instructors, state-of-the-art equipment, and a curriculum continually revised to reflect changes in technology.

We are committed to helping students build a solid foundation in their chosen areas and to providing a head start in achieving their career goals.




We, the educators of Ozark Mountain Technical Center, believe the following ideas to be necessary for the continuing progress of the students enrolled:


All individuals in the Ozark Mountain Technical Center, are entitled to equal consideration for placement in career & technical curriculum.  The consideration is based on guidelines set forth by state and area school regulations, regardless of race, creed or socio-economic status.


Each person receiving the benefits of OMTC should have the opportunity to

develop intellectually, socially and technical commensurate with his/her developmental ability.


The Technical Center is a cooperative agency working with the home, church, industry and other constructive agencies in the technical education of each individual student.


A staff dedicated to the ideas of creating and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning.


A dynamic curriculum relevant to changing conditions and commensurate with the needs of its students.




To develop in each student the assumption of responsibility for personal behavior and self-direction, the occupational job-seeking skills necessary to secure initial employment and the ability to apply job related technical information to specific work tasks.

To help the student identify and demonstrate acceptable worker traits such as attitude, appearance, performance, attendance and punctuality.  To help recognize and practice good health and safety habits, as well as plan, organize and evaluate one’s work according to job standards.  To provide the student with leadership opportunities for further development and continued growth.


To encourage the student to assess the requirements for advancement in one’s own occupational field and to make decisions relative to additional education and training.






The way a person behaves influences his associations with others and his performance on the job.  Developing attitudes and personal traits necessary for job performance is more or less a permanent pattern of behavior.  It is important for you as a student to develop those traits, which are necessary for good job performance.  What are some of these traits?



 ATTITUDE:  The tendency to react in a certain way.  Are you accepting, cooperative,


PATIENCE:  Calm endurance or self-possession under suffering or provocation.  Can you endure when unexpected conditions arise?


ATTENDANCE:   On the job every day is important!


PUNCTUALITY:   Being on time when on the job is also very important!


ABILITY:  The condition of being able to fill in.


PERFORMANCE:   Competent to perform the tasks required of you.


APPLICATION OF LEARNING: Using what you learn in developing skill and understanding.


SHREWDNESS:  The ability to “figure things out”.


 JUDGMENT:  Using your past experience and knowledge in making decisions.


ABILITY TO SELL YOUR SKILLS:  Do you have the skills and understanding your employer needs?  Are you the kind of person he/she would like to have work for him/her?


PERSISTENCE:  Stay with the job until it is completed and do the BEST you can…produce QUALITY work!

Employability Skills

OMTC is committed to equipping students with the skills needed to be successful in their future careers. Students will be scored on their Employability Skills two times per quarter. The skills assessed are explained below.





If you are already part of the workforce but would like to update your skills to remain competitive in your field or if you would simply like training for a new job, technical education programs can provide the assistance you need

New technology sometimes means your whole job has changed or even been automated and this requires you to learn new skills.  Employers today are helping their valuable employees retrain in new jobs in the industry or upgrade skills for job descriptions that are changing or expanding.  Many employer sponsored technical programs are offered throughout the country, often in conjunction with local technical education institutions.

Maybe you have lost your job to new technology and need to gain some new skills to get back into the job market. Technical education can offer you a variety of ways to do this at your own speed and in your own way.



A post-secondary career and technical education will pave the way for numerous opportunities in some of the hottest and fastest growing career fields today.

Technician jobs will be in high demand in the decades ahead and those who qualify can command good salaries in fields with promising futures.  You can prepare for a job in any one of hundreds of technical fields through a good solid post-secondary technical education program.  You can usually acquire the education you will need in two years or less.

Community colleges, technical institutions, skill centers or specialized post-secondary programs can offer you the educational program you will need.  There are careers in energy, computer technology, business occupations, health paraprofessional jobs, mechanics and repair, agriculture, marketing and distribution, service fields and construction trades to name only a few.

Investigate the opportunities that a good solid post-secondary technical education can offer.




OMTC has an Advisory Committee in each program area.  The members are knowledgeable in their fields of expertise and act in an advisory capacity only.  The role of Advisory Committees in Technical Education over the years has involved advocacy employment assistance, curriculum development, and program evaluation as well as other functions.  All of these functions comprise parts of the goal of program improvement.  The committees meet a minimum of two times per year.  Other meetings are called when necessary.   The primary function is advice for planning, recruitment placement, and public relations.  In fulfilling these responsibilities the council members help to maintain quality career & technical education and insure support from the community. You may volunteer for these committees if you like.




OMTC is accredited by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  As an accredited institution, OMTC is eligible to participate in various governmental programs, including the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Trades Act Individual Certification and Training Agreement, A+ Program and other Student Financial Assistance.  OMTC is not PELL eligible.





Students applying for admittance to OMTC must have graduated from an accredited high school or have successfully completed the G.E.D. (General Education Development) test.  A person beyond the compulsory age of attendance (16) and without a high school diploma may be admitted provided test evidence indicates the student may be successful in the chosen area of study.  Each student must complete an academic assessment, TABE, upon entry into a technical education program to provide attainment.  Students showing areas of weakness may be recommended for basic skills assistance.

The counselor and instructor will interview each student.  Final acceptance to the school is made upon the recommendation of the faculty and/or the Admissions Committee.  The committee reserves the right to refuse the application of any candidate whom, in its opinion, seems unlikely to be able to successfully complete the program.  While admission to OMTC is not based on minimum academic qualifications, particular programs have required standards for admissions.




Formal application for admission is required of all students who wish to enter a course of study at OMTC. The following documents or activities are required for admission:


1)      Applicants must submit an application for admission.


2)      Adult student applicants are required to complete a Background Check.

      3)          Applicant must have a copy of high school transcript or GED test results sent to:

Office of Admissions

Ozark Mountain Technical Center

P. O. Box 806

Mountain Grove, Missouri, 65711.

4)      Submit a copy of your Social Security card.

5)      Applicants must send two (2) letters of recommendation commenting on the applicants’            character and ability to complete technical studies.

6)      Applicants must submit the health information sheet attached to the application.

7)      All applications must pay a $75.00 application fee.  The $75.00 is not refundable and does not apply toward tuition.  A $100.00 fee will be charged to a student if they drop a program before completion

Applicants should understand OMTC has an “Open Door” admission policy.  However enrollment in many classes is limited.  The school has a responsibility to admit those adult students who have demonstrated the greatest ability to profit from the course.  It is strongly suggested that applicants start class in the fall semester; it is a must for some programs. The $75.00 application fee must be forwarded to the Admissions Office to reserve a place in the class.


The cost of attendance is based on a program by program basis. When assessing costs for one academic year, for a full-time student, the following are usually included: Tuition and fees; books and supplies; room and board; transportation; personal expenses; and possible childcare.  Tuition and fees are set annually before the school year begins.  Books and supplies vary by program.  A breakdown of costs by program can be obtained from the OMTC office.  Additional costs should be discussed with the financial aid administrator on an individual basis.  If a student desires individual classes the cost will be $600.00 per period (plus the $75.00 application fee).


Tuition is on a per annum basis.  Students may elect one of two payment plans (the enrollment fee is required in both options).  Tuition may be paid on a semester basis, which requires one-half of the total amount for the first semester and one-half for the second.  Students may prefer to pay tuition on a deferred payment plan, which allows tuition to be paid in nine equal monthly payments.  There are no finance or interest charges incurred if this option is selected.  However, this option requires a $50.00 dollar penalty for delinquent accounts.  Tuition is due the first of each month and is delinquent on the last day of the month.  Admissions staff will be happy to discuss payment plans and financial aid with the student.


The OMTC counselor and instructors work on a regular basis locating job opportunities and work situations for students.  When possible, job leads will be provided for qualified students both in part-time and full-time positions.

As a part of our funding requirements, OMTC will contact the student for follow-up information in the year following program completion.



The Perkins Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) requires a Technical Skill Assessment (TSA)/Industry Recognized Credential (IRC) to measure Career and Technical Education (CTE) students who pass a skill assessment aligned with industry-recognized standards according to program guidelines.

The TSA/IRC is intended to be taken after a student becomes a concentrator and completes a program.  The TSA/IRC score will be used as a portion of the student’s grade (see instructor’s syllabus).


Students completing training programs may receive articulation credit through some community colleges such as: Ozark Technical Community College (OTC), University Technical Institute, Wyoming Technical Institute, Linn State Technical College, Nashville Auto Diesel College, and Missouri Technical College.  The awarding of credit varies by program area and is based on the student’s successful program completion.  An appointment should be made with the desired college to determine eligibility.  The OMTC Counselor is available to assist students with this process.


A student will be issued a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing the prescribed course of training. Completion of a program requires a minimum 34 weeks and the prescribed amount of instructional/work-based learning experience hours earning a GPA of 2.5 (C) or better and 90% overall attendance.  The first certificate will be given to the student at no charge, replacement certificates will cost $5.00 each.


Students need to plan ahead if they want to earn a Passport.  The Passport is a folder containing formal documents that identify marketable skills of the career & technical education completer from our technical center.  It is designed to assist students in making the transition from school to work by presenting skills and knowledge acquired through non-work and work experience.  To qualify for a Passport, a student must be a completer of a career & technical program who has maintained 95% overall attendance, complete the TSA/IRC at national average or better, and received an A or B in that program.  After completing these requirements, the student is presented with the Passport at our awards night.  The Passport contains a letter of introduction and explanation from our Director.  It also holds:  the student’s resume, career & technical certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation from the instructor(s), TSA and/or IRC certificates and a copy of the student’s transcript.  The Passport is an impressive portfolio that can be presented to potential employers when job seeking.


Adult students must complete the prescribed number of hours for appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  Work-based learning experiences may include Registered Apprenticeships, Cooperative Career Education programs, internships, clinical settings, job shadowing, entrepreneurial experiences, school-based enterprises, structured business/industry field trips, service learning or other opportunities that provide students with real-time, authentic work experiences.

·          Required Instruction:  Students must be enrolled in a DESE approved career education program with classes which are concurrent with the off-campus experience.  The related instruction must comply with approved program standards.  Satisfactory progress in both programs must be maintained in order to participate.

·          Written Plans:  There must be a written instructional plan that sets forth specific learner objectives, an evaluation plan for student performance, and a training agreement signed by all parties involved.  Evaluation of students on the job includes occupationally specific skills as well as attitudinal criteria.

·          Student Pay:  Students may or may not be paid as per the school district and business/industry agreement.


GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING — A qualified Guidance Counselor is available to all OMTC students. The Counselor has specialized training in human growth and development; culture and diversity; assessment; career development and planning; counseling theories, methods and techniques; comprehensive guidance and counseling program implementation; technology and ethical and legal principles. The Counselor can assist students in developing realistic education and career goals based on a clear understanding of themselves, their needs, interests, skills, and the possibilities of our future work-world. Students can increase skills and experience in career planning and exploration; knowledge of self and others; and educational and career & technical development.

Students may also contact the Guidance and Counseling Office to gain information regarding student progress. If the student is having difficulty maintaining satisfactory academic progress, or if other problems arise, an appointment can be arranged. The Counselor and the Director are available to any student needing assistance with personal, academic, career & technical and/or financial information. It is our goal to assist each student in gaining substantial personal growth and satisfaction from the training experience.

The student should contact the OMTC office and schedule an appointment through the office secretary in advance, whenever possible.

Trauma-Informed School Initiative:  more information found at the Mtn. Grove Schools web site – – on the Student Resources tab.


Career Resource Educator – This instructor provides assistance in mathematics, reading, and writing skills.  These skills are essential for the student to possess so they may successfully complete a technical education program.  Instruction will address specific areas that have been identified through the assessment testing process, and will be coordinated with the technical instructor. Assistance is given on an individual basis concurrently with a student's enrollment in a technical education program and will assist special population students who need help to achieve their career & technical objectives by offering a variety of services, each depending upon the individual student.





Classes are scheduled between the hours of 7:50 a.m. and 3:09 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bell Schedule

A bell will sound to start and end class.  Below is a list of the bell schedule for regular period scheduled classes and Skilled Technical Sciences (STS) classes.  *Lunch shifts are during Fourth Period and 20 minutes in length.

First Lunch = 10:05 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.; Second Lunch = 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.; Third Lunch = 11:50 a.m to 12:05 p.m.*



Start Time

End Time


First Period

7:50 a.m.

8:45 a.m.


Second Period

8:50 a.m.

9:45 a.m.


Third Period

9:50 a.m.

10:45 a.m.


*Fourth Period

10:50 a.m.

12:09 p.m.


Fifth Period

12:14 p.m.

1:09 p.m.


Sixth Period

1:14 p.m.

2:09 p.m.


Seventh Period

2:14 p.m.

3:09 p.m.

Skilled Technical Sciences


7:50 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Skilled Technical Sciences


12:14 p.m.

3:09 p.m.


Students should park in the gravel parking lot across from the OMTC building.


File: JFCA   Critical

The Board of Education recognizes the value of allowing individual student expression as well as the necessity of protecting student health and safety while maintaining an atmosphere conducive to education.  Student dress code procedures must be designed with the goal of balancing these competing interests.

All dress code procedures will adhere to health and safety codes and comply with applicable law.  Dress that materially disrupts the educational mission of the school or promotes the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or criminal or sexual activity will be prohibited. No procedure will impose dress and grooming rules based on gender in violation of Title IX. District procedures will specifically define ambiguous terms, and examples will be provided when practicable




Students may have their vehicles repaired after the instructor involved gives permission.  No charge accounts allowed. All accounts must be paid in full by cash or check for amount owed or cash (no credit cards) BEFORE removal of property from the Technical Center.



OMTC has no on campus housing and makes no provisions for living accommodations for students.



Any student who uses a computer at school must understand the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).  The AUP is located on the school website or a hard copy is available upon request in the OMTC office.  This policy informs the student of the accessibility of information available to students.  The responsibility is placed on the student to utilize the technology available in an acceptable manner.  The material should not be viewed if the student is in question.   A student who violates (AUP) will loose computer privileges for at the least 45 days and may extend for the remainder of the year.




Students are cautioned not to bring valuables to school.  If you wear glasses, watches, or rings, keep track of them at all times.  Students, not the school, are responsible for personal property.   OMTC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Do not leave valuables in lockers.




The elevator is to be used only by:

● handicapped or injured persons;

● custodial staff; or

● those receiving special permission from the OMTC Director.






It is of vital importance that the health form be filled out by the student and returned to school in order for us to have proper information in case of emergency.  First Aid will be available at the school during the day.  If a student needs emergency hospital or medical aid the student will be taken to the hospital or physician referred to on the student health information record.




It may be necessary to cancel school during the year due to bad weather or some other unforeseen reason.  Cancellations will be announced on Mountain School Districts Facebook page and the local news stations (KY3).  Should classes be dismissed after a session had started for the day an announcement will be made as soon as possible.




Equipment used in our instructional classes are selected and placed to minimize accidents.  It is the responsibility of the student, however, to conduct herself/himself in such a manner throughout the school day so as to help prevent accidents by displaying only safe work habits. Students should use all safety devices provided in the shop such as safety glasses, gloves, guards, etc. and follow safety rules as set forth by the instructor.




We will have fire and tornado drills periodically.  Procedures are posted on bulletin boards in each classroom and your instructor will explain them.  Our hope is not to have to use these drills in a real life situation.  However, should an emergency arise we ALL need to know what action to take and will ALL need to be accounted for immediately.




Effective August 13, 1976, law requires that students who are working in shop classes wear safety glasses or eye protection.  The school will furnish safety glasses and it will be the students’ responsibility to see to their care and safe return at the end of the school year.  Visitors to the shop areas must also wear safety glasses.




Board Policies, File JFC

File JFC, Basic

The Board of Education recognizes that acceptable behavior is essential to the development of responsible and self-disciplined citizens, and in promoting an effective instructional program in the district’s schools.  Acceptable behavior is based on respect for one’s self, and for the worth and human dignity of others.  The development of such behavior in students is a dual function of the home and of the school.

In order to fulfill the responsibility of the school, it is necessary that each learning activity contributes positively to the creation and maintenance of a climate that is conducive to learning.  Standards of student conduct are established by the Board of Education to create an environment in which each student’s right to learn is protected.  Students are expected to attend school punctually and regularly, to obey all the rules and regulations, to obey all directions and requests of teachers, to observe good order and correct deportment, to be diligent in study, to be clean and tidy in person and attire, to be obliging to schoolmates, to refrain from the use of profane or improper language and to refrain from the use of tobacco and alcoholic beverages while on school premises or under school supervision.  Students and parents/guardians will be notified of rights and responsibilities, including standards of conduct, through handbooks distributed annually.

Any pupil who shall, on or around the school premises, use or write any profane or indecent language shall be deemed guilty of a serious offense and be liable to suspension or expulsion, and/or prosecuted under the applicable Missouri School Law.

Any pupil who is guilty of habitual truancy, violent opposition to authority, repetition of an offense after being corrected, habitual and determined neglect of duty, or whose general bad conduct and example tends to injure the school and fellow pupils may be suspended by the director  or expelled by the Board of Education.

The following general statements of student conduct will be enforced in the schools of the Mountain Grove R-III School District.

Each student will be responsible for promoting a positive and healthy environment for others by maintaining order, self-discipline and having consideration for the rights and property of others.

Each student will bear the responsibility for personal conduct.

Each student will be responsible for neatness and cleanliness of personal attire and hygiene.

Each student will respect other students, teachers, administrators and other school personnel and visitors as human beings and fellow citizens of the school community.

Each student will respect the personal property of others and refrain from causing intentional damage or unnecessary wear and tear on books and equipment, school materials, school buildings and furnishings, and the personal property of others.

Each student will refrain from fighting, creating disturbances, denying others the use of school facilities or buildings, using or carrying any weapon on school grounds, intentionally injuring another person or acting in such a manner as to expose others to risk or damage of harm or injury.  A student will not use threats or intimidation against any other person.

Each student will respect the health and safety of others and will refrain from using, possessing, transmitting, or being under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, narcotic substance, illegal or prohibited drug or substance; or by engaging in gambling, extortion, theft, assault, excessive noise or any other unlawful activity.

Each student will respect the educational process and learning environment of others by refraining from intentional or habitual tardiness, truancy or any activities which diminish the rights of others or the opportunity for other students to receive an education and obtain the maximum benefit from the school district’s instructional program.

Very rarely, if ever, should OMTC find the need to severely discipline an adult student.  Most privileges afforded adults in other facilities located on public grounds can be expected.  Because the adult students are in contact with high school age students the policies addressing high school age population, as outlined by the Mountain Grove R-III School Board of Education, will serve as a rule of thumb except for the following:


1)          Adult students are allowed to drive vehicles to OMTC. The director will notify you if you are driving unacceptable.

2)          The items discussed here are specific causes for dismissal from the Ozark Mountain Technical Center:

A)        The use or possession of alcohol on school premises.

B)          The use or possession of any drugs (other then “over-the-counter” or prescription) on school premises.

C)          Any involvement on the part of the adult student in fighting or threats with another student or staff member.

D)          Deliberate damage, destruction or defacing of school property or equipment.

E)          Immoral conduct.

F)           Use of vulgar or profane language.

G)          Cheating or assisting another student to cheat.


In the event any of these instances occur and require dismissal from the Ozark Mountain Technical Center.  The student needs to be aware that funding and/or accrediting agencies will be notified in writing immediately and the student  may also have legal action taken against him/her.







FILE: JED-R1 Critical


The following rules, regulations and procedures shall apply to student absences from the Mountain Grove High School and Ozark Mountain Technical Center for grades nine (9) and above.

1.      A student may accumulate a total of five (5) absences = 368 minutes per class each semester. All of the first five (5) absences will be considered excused. Telephone calls to the home may be made to verify parental permission for any absence. The student will fill out an admit slip on all absences as soon as he/she returns to school.

2.  When a student has used the five (5) allowable absences in any one (1) class or classes, a further absence will result in the student not earning credit for the class. A grade of NC (no credit) will be entered in the student’s transcript. Before credit is not earned, students will be afforded due process as guaranteed by constitutional provisions.

3. Students need to notify the principal’s/ director’s office in advance when an absence is planned. A student who leaves school during the school day must do so by checking out at the office prior to leaving.  Students must also have permission from their parent, guardian or other adult caring for the student, when applicable. Leaving without approval will be considered truancy.

4. The student, as well as the student’s parent, guardian or other person caring for the student, if applicable, will be notified in writing of the policy violation.

5. If a student misses more than five (5) days in any class, the student may file an appeal to be reviewed considering special circumstances.

A.     This appeal must be filed in writing with the principal’s/director’s office within five (5) days after notification of the policy violation. The office will establish a date to review appeals and inform all individuals in writing when to attend. A decision by the assistant principal and attendance committee will be made and the student will be informed in writing.

B.     An appeal of the committee’s decision may be made to the principal/director by filing a written request within five (5) days of the committee’s decision.

C.   An appeal of the principal’s decision may be made to the superintendent by filing a written request within five (5) days of the principal’s/director’s decision.

D.  An appeal of the superintendent’s decision may be made to the Board of Education within five (5) days of the superintendent’s decision. The appeal would then be heard at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

6.      Special circumstances include, but are not limited to, the following:

A.     Consecutive days of absence due to a

          mental or physical illness, or hospitalization verified by a physician.

B.     Regular/Weekly scheduled medical appointments

C.     Absences due to religious observance

D. Deaths in the student’s family.

E.   Court appearances.


Days lost from classes due to employment will not be considered sufficient reason for granting an appeal. Disciplinary suspensions, late buses, school-sponsored activities and administrative-sanctioned activities will not count as absences






This complaint resolution procedure applies to all programs administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary education under the goals 2000: Educate America Act and the Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA).

A complaint is a formal allegation that a specific federal or state law or regulation has been violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted by school district personnel or by Department of Education personnel.

Any adult student, teacher, administrator, school board member, or other person directly involved with an activity, program or project operated under the general supervision of the Department may file a complaint.  Such a complaint must be in writing and signed; it will provide specific details of the situation and indicate the law or regulation that is allegedly being violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted.

The written, signed complaint must be filed and the resolution pursued in accordance with local school district policy by submitting the written complaint to the OMTC Director.  If the issue cannot be resolved, the complainant may file a complaint with the Superintendent of Schools.  If still not resolved then a complaint may be filed with the Missouri Department of Education.  If there is no evidence that the parties have attempted in good faith to resolve the complaint at the local level, the Department may require the parties to do so and may provide technical assistance to facilitate such resolution.               


Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

P.O. Box 480

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480


Any person directly affected by the action of the Department may file a similarly written complaint if they believe state or federal laws or regulations have been violated, misapplied, or misinterpreted by the Department itself.

Anyone wishing more information about this procedure or how complaints are resolved may contact local district or department personnel.





The Mountain Grove R-III School district does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin or disability:

In the recruitment, selection, treatment, or promotion of employees;

In the admission and participation of students in the educational program or activities;

In career & technical opportunities; or

In the treatment, counseling, and placement of students.


For further information concerning Title IX, ADA, Section 504 and Title VI, please contact:

Director of Special Education

Mountain Grove R-III School District

207 East Fifth

Mountain Grove, MO 65711





The School District is committed to providing an environment free from intimidation, hostile behavior, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct or communication constituting sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment by an employee, student or other person in the district against any person is prohibited.

Allegation of sexual harassment shall be investigated and, if substantiated, corrective or disciplinary action taken, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion of student or suspension and/or termination of employee.




The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 requires schools to notify parents/guardians of the location and availability of the Asbestos Management Plan.

The Asbestos Management Plan of the Mountain Grove R-III School District is located in the District’s Central Office, 207 East Fifth, Mountain Grove, Missouri, 65711.  Each school within the district also maintains a copy of its Management Plan in the administrative office.

The Management Plan is available, by appointment, for public inspection during the regular business hours.  Appointments must be honored by the School District within five days of receipt of written request.

The Mountain Grove R-III School District has designated the following person to be responsible for the Management Plan.  Questions should be directed to:


Director of Maintenance

Mountain Grove R-III School District

207 East Fifth

Mountain Grove, MO  65711

(417) 926-3177



Student Chapter American Welding Society



The objectives of the Chapter shall conform to those of the American Welding Inc., hereafter called the Society.  To meet these objects the Chapter shall hold meetings for the presentation of appropriate papers and the interchange of ideas and information.  Where practical, the Chapter shall promote inspection trips to gain knowledge of the welding field.  Opportunities for leadership are provided on many different levels including local, state and national.  Students have an excellent opportunity to meet and work with students from other schools.


National Technical Honor Society


The main purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to promote the ideals of honesty, service, leadership and skill development among America’s future workforce and to reward scholastic achievement in occupational, career and/or technical education.  The National Technical Honor Society is composed of juniors, seniors, and adult students who have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  They are students exhibiting good leadership qualities and who demonstrate good character.  The student must be planning to pursue a career in an area related to the career & technical courses offered by Ozark Mountain Technical Center.  After completion of participation in NTHS activities a seal is placed on the student’s certificate.


Skills USA


Skills USA  is an organization available to students enrolled in:  Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Technology, Electronics Technology, Carpentry (Building Trades), Welding Technology and Health Occupations.  The activities of SkillsUSA include leadership training, job skill development and competition such as spelling, public speaking, and specific trade skills.  SkillsUSA gives the student an excellent opportunity to meet and work with students from other schools with similar interests.  Job training and related areas of training and leadership development are all provided for in an atmosphere of cooperation.



(For Regular Period Class Programs)


Agricultural Education

700 Completion Hours per program: Agricultural Business & Management (CIP Code:  01.0101)

Agricultural Mechanization (CIP Code:  01.0201)

Applied Horticulture/Operations (CIP Code:  01.0601)

Agriculture and the food, fiber and natural resource system is America’s most creative, productive and basic industry.  Much of this country’s success in agriculture can be attributed to a sound program of education.  The purpose of the agricultural education program is to provide a sound, broad education in the agriculture field that meets the needs of the student.  Instructional areas include leadership, agricultural experience, careers in agriculture, animal production, plant production, agricultural construction, agricultural power, soil and water management, agribusiness, natural resources, and horticulture.  Students completing an agriculture program will be tested using a NOCTI exam.


Business Education

525 Completion Hours per program: Banking & Financial Support Services (CIP Code:  52.0803)

                                                          Business Administrative & Management (CIP Code:  52.0201)

                                                          Multimedia (CIP Code:  11.0801)

Business education at Ozark Mountain Technical Center is vital for success in virtually every career.  All citizens must apply business skills and concepts to meet the challenges of a changing society and workplace.

Instruction is organized to prepare individuals for occupations in administrative office systems, accounting and finance, management, and computer information systems.

Our responsibility, both individually and as a department, is to provide students with the most advanced technically related job skills available.  It is our goal to continue to provide state-of-the-art equipment so our students finish with the finest technological skills, as well as the foundations for being a productive individual in any business setting.

We strongly agree that emphasis in the area of attitude, as it relates to the world of work, must be an educational priority.  A positive attitude is a coping skill both in the working world and in society as a whole.  Students are our top priority.  Our goal is to prepare each student to meet the challenges of today’s competitive working society.  Below is our list of Business Program Exams:  *A*S*K-Finance; *A*S*K-Fundamentals of Business Concepts; and/or Missouri Information Technology.


Marketing Education

525 Completion Hours                      Marketing Research (CIP Code:  52.1402)

The Marketing Program prepares adult students to enter an occupation within areas of sales, retail, and general marketing.  Students will explore the Marketing Industry as a whole, and will focus on all nine functions with the Marketing field.  The course will in part specifically focus on human relation skills and employment and advancement within the industry.  Students will acquire the skills needed to promote themselves through resume writing and employment interviews. .  Students completing the program will be tested using the *A*S*K-Fundamental Marketing Concepts exam.


Child Development, Care and Guidance

350 Completion Hours                      Child Development, Care & Guidance (CIP Code:  19.0706)

An instructional program that prepares individuals to understand children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development as well as their care and guidance.  The program draws on aspects of the social and biological sciences of which family and consumer science is a component.  Observation and actual experiences with children and their parents are an integral part of the program.  Students will be required to keep a portfolio of required materials including career research, letters of application and resumes’, article critiques, and budgets.  The student will be responsible to develop and teach detailed lesson plans and participate in hands-on practicum at the local pre-schools and day care facilities.  Students completing the program will be tested using the AAFCS PrePAC Early Childhood Education exam.



(For Skilled Technical Sciences Programs)


 Automotive Body Repair

1050 Completion Hours ~ (part-time for two years)   Auto body/Collision & Repair Technology (CIP Code:  47.0603)

Automotive Collision Technology is a program for adults offering a basic and advanced course in auto body repair.  The student will begin with a basic introduction to tools and technology and materials used in the automotive profession.  Students completing the fundamental part of the program will take two ASE exams.

After mastery of the basic functions of an auto body repair technician, the student will continue to fine tune his/her skills in all aspects of the profession.  Special emphasis will be placed on refinishing, metal work, and structural repair, as well as welding and repair of new generation plastics.  The last 10 weeks will be spent concentrating on the student’s special area of interest.  Students completing the advanced part of the program will be tested with two additional ASE exams.

Adult students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  (See page 10 for details.)

Auto Mechanics

1050 Completion Hours ~ (part-time for two years)   Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology (CIP Code:  47.0604)

Through the use of state-of-the-art test equipment, tools and machines, a student has the opportunity to examine, adjust, repair and replace all parts of vehicles including engines, steering systems, brake systems and electrical systems.  This course is designed for the student who is interested in the field of automotive repair and maintenance as a vocation.

The student will be expected to complete all the activities on the trainers available to them while attending class.  Students completing the fundamental part of the program will take four ASE exams.

Upon completion and certification of this program, the student will be prepared to find future opportunities in this field of work.  For satisfactory completion of the course, students will attain a minimum skill level based on the definition of automotive Service Mechanic 1.D.O.T. 620.381*.  Students completing the advanced part of the program will be tested with five additional ASE exams.

Adult students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  (See page 10 for details.)



1050 Completion Hours ~ (part-time for two years)   Carpentry/Carpenter (CIP Code:  46.0201)

Carpentry/Building Trades is a program that addresses entry-level skills in both residential and commercial construction.  Carpentry is certified through the Associated General Contractors and articulated with the Kansas City and Springfield local unions.  Wood framing, concrete forming and finishing drywall installation are just some of the skills learned.  Rigging, fall protection, metal studs, and construction welding are some new areas that have been added to the commercial construction skills.  Adult students are also instructed in project management and supervision and small business start-up.  Students completing the program will be tested using a NOCTI exam.

Adult students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  (See page 10 for details.)


Culinary Arts

1050 Completion Hours ~ (part-time for two years)   Culinary Arts/Chef Training (CIP Code:  12.0503)

The Culinary Arts program provides an opportunity for the students with an interest in food to gain culinary skills, to prepare for careers in the restaurant and food service industry. Students will receive training in safety and sanitation (ServSafe), kitchen basics and food service equipment, preparation techniques, nutrition, menu planning, and leadership skills. Advanced students will be required to intern with area food service businesses.  Students completing the program will be tested using PRO START exams.

Adult students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  (See page 10 for details.)


Computer Installer Repair 1 & 2

1050 Completion Hours - (Part-time for two years) Computer Technology/Computer Systems (CIP Code: 15.1202)

This is a two-year program. Computer Installer & Repair classes will teach skills for entry-level and higher computer service technician support duties.  It is also a course of study for the Test-Out PC Pro & Linux Pro certification program.

During this program you will build on your end-user background knowledge as you acquire the specific skills required to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair PC hardware components and systems.  

This course focuses on gaining an understanding of the computer hardware, networking, and software side of installation and repair.  Students will gain a basic understanding of computer hardware and how it works, setting up networks, and supporting software for end users. Students will have courses that are self-guided and will be reviewed upon completion by the instructor. At the end of the course there will be a Certification Exam and upon passing will earn a Certification that never expires and will help tremendously in their field.

Health Service Aide

600 Completion Hours                      Nursing Assistant/Aide (CIP Code:  51.2601)

Health Occupations is a career & technically oriented program designed and approved by the state, to prepare the adult student with entry level skills for diversities of the healthcare profession.  The program begins with a session of human anatomy and physiology designed to give the student knowledge and insight into the working of the human body systems, as well as to recognize symptoms, diseases and conditions associated with specific body systems and the aging process.

The second session consists of videos, demonstrations, skill labs, hands-on clinical experience, and job shadowing.  The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the high demands of the healthcare profession and to master skills for basic patient care.  It also allows the opportunity to explore individual areas of specific interest, while applying knowledge of anatomy and physiology and basic clinical skills.

Adult students enrolled in the program will be required to complete 75 additional hours of study.  These hours may be accumulated through additional supervised clinical hours or by hours spent in observations at an approved job-shadow site.

Upon completion of the program, students who have successfully met the Division of Aging requirements will take the written and practicum examination for certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).


Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

1050 Completion Hours                    Heating, Ventilations & Air Conditioning  (CIP Code:  47.0201)

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as a HVAC helper or apprentice and give them the foundation of knowledge needed to further their education in the HVAC field.

During this course students will learn safety, refrigeration process, piping practices, basic electricity, electrical motors, controls, residential and light commercial cooling/heating, installation and preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, customer relations, leadership, and job seeking skills.

Students will gain hands-on experience installing and repairing heating/cooling systems, electrical systems, and ventilation systems. In addition to classroom study, students will have numerous lab experiences trouble-shooting and correcting mechanical problems.

Students also learn to plan and install the heating, cooling, sheet metal, plumbing, and electrical systems.  Students completing the program will be tested using the HVAC Excellence exam.

Adult students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  (See page 10 for details.)



1050 Completion Hours ~ (part-time for two years)   Welding Technology (CIP Code:  48.0508)

Welding Technology is a program that builds on the basic skills all welders need to master in order

to become a good welder. You will learn: Oxyacetylene welding and cutting, brazing, gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc and Cad LT drawing program.  All students work to improve their welding skills through continued work on projects, work with the gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW), and improve their blueprint reading as well as layout and fit-up skills with an emphasis on pipe.  Students are required to make presentations both oral and written.

Upon completion of the course, the student will have acquired sufficient job entry level skills to qualify for most industrial welding jobs.  Students completing the program will be tested using a SENSE exam.

Adult students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of appropriate work-based learning experiences aligned with the student’s CTE area of concentration.  (See page 10 for details.)