Superintendent - Missouri Association of Rural Education
Position: Superintendent
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Superintendent of Schools - Fair Play R-II School District
Job Location: Fair Play R-II School District
Beginning: Jul 01, 2022
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022**
District: Missouri Association of Rural Education
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Telephone: 660-747-8050
Job Description:
The Missouri Association of Rural Education has been retained by the Fair Play R-II Board of Education to conduct a search for their next Superintendent of Schools.  Fair Play R-II School District is located in Polk County (Fair Play) in Southwest Missouri.
School District Information:
  • Little Stingers Preschool - 1 (PK-K)
  • Certified Staff - 1
  • Student Enrollment - 20
  • Elementary School - 1 (K-06)
    • Certified Staff – 18
    • Student Enrollment – 187
  • High School - 1 (07-12)
  • Certified Staff - 18
  • Student Enrollment - 137
  • Annual Operating Budget – $ 4,313,380.00
  • Total Tax Levy - $4.0652 (DS - .6667 included)
  • Assessed Valuation - $23,093,533.00
  • Reserve Balances – 23.85%
  • Administrators – 3
  • Support Staff – 20
  • MSIP:  District Fully Accredited
  • District Owned Transportation
  • District Owned Food Service
  • Other Programs:
    • Parents as Teachers Program/ECSE Pre-School Program
    • PreK-12 - Robotics, STEM
    • FFA, Academic Bowls
    • A+ Program
    • Dual Credit Courses
    • Dallas County Career & Technical Center
Application Time Line:
  • Applications must be received by – February 4, 2022
  • Screening to begin – Ongoing during the application period
  • Interviews Tentative Date – February 11-16, 2022
  • Anticipated Hire Date – February 23, 2022
  • Contract Begins – July 1, 2022
Salary/Benefits Information:
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Salary Range:  $85,000.00-$110,000.00.
  • Administrative Experience required.
  • Missouri Superintendent’s Certificate or eligibility thereof required
  • Board paid insurance benefits including health and life. 
  • Multi-year contract is possible.
  • Paid Professional Organization Memberships.
Application Guidelines:
  • Submit a completed application form and current resume with three letters of reference.
  • Include a cover letter directed to the Fair Play R-II Board of Education – Describe reasons for interest in the position and provide a record of significant accomplishments over the past five years.
  • Provide evidence of Missouri Superintendent Certificate (copy of certificate).
  • Provide transcripts and current placement papers or credentials.
  • Include any other supporting documents that would enhance the application file.
  • Please note that the Selected finalist will provide a copy of his/her most recent background check prior to official employment.
Application Procedure:
  • Download application for Fair Play R-II on MARE website (
  • Forward application (Email and hard copy!) and support materials to:
    • Fair Play R-II Superintendent Search
    • Attn:  Mr. Darryl Pannier, Search Consultant
    • 2249 Kent Drive
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri  63701
  • Other Contact Information:
Fair Play R-II is an equal opportunity employer.  Refer to announcement for contact information.  Applicants are asked to NOT make direct contact with the Board of Education members. Initial applications will be kept confidential, however, all applications, letters of reference, resumes, transcripts, credentials, etc. for the purpose of this application process will, upon receipt, become the sole property of the Fair Play R-II Board of Education, and shall remain their property indefinitely.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.