The mission of Sedalia School District 200, which serves children in Sedalia and a portion of Pettis County, is to provide “a challenging education in a safe environment for all students so they will become productive, responsible, and successful members of our diverse society.”
Within the district are five elementary schools (K-4), one middle school (5-6), one junior high (7-9), and one high school (10-12). The district also offers an alternative learning environment for high school students at Whittier High School. In addition, the Sedalia school district administers the Pettis County Early Childhood Cooperative. The Co-op is a collaborative effort among the six public school districts in Pettis County. It provides Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Parents As Teachers (PAT) services for more than 1,400 children each year.
The district received the Accredited with Distinction designation from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, the last three the designation was available. The district’s Annual Performance Report scores are on pace with the rest of the state, and it has implemented the Missouri Learning Standards, which are aimed at better preparing students for college and career readiness.
While providing a full academic experience for students, including dual-credit opportunities with local colleges and universities, Sedalia 200 has an array of programs and activities that enhance student life. Among them:
- Smith-Cotton Tiger Battalion Army JROTC Program
- Project Lead The Way curriculum and Team SCREAM (Smith-Cotton Robotics, Engineering and Mathematics), a FIRST Robotics competitive team
- Award-winning instrumental and vocal music programs, including show choir
- Junior high and high school theater departments
- Competitive athletic and activity teams that participate in the West Central Conference
The community shows its support for the district through volunteer mentoring programs, booster clubs and business-education partnerships.
Additional information may be found on the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) website.
Pettis County has six parochial and/or private schools, all of which offer curriculum for at least grades 1-8. Several also include preschool and high school.
Pettis County Schools
In addition to District 200 Schools, Pettis County has four elementary/high schools and one elementary school.
Local Colleges & Universities
State Fair Community College – 660-530-5800
Located in Sedalia
Established in 1966, State Fair Community College serves the educational needs of a 14-county area with accessible, learning-centered programs. More than 5,000 students and 100 employers choose SFCC because of small class sizes, quality instructors and staff and commitment to continuous quality improvement. SFCC offers 65 certificate and degree programs ranging from accounting to renewable energy and has maintained continuous accreditation with the North Central Higher Learning Commission since 1976.
Sedalia’s customized training program allows new and existing industries to take advantage of all state and federal funding by coordinating with one individual.
Sedalia’s one-stop system can make available all services of State Fair Community College, Division of Workforce Development, and the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency.
- Receive reimbursement for the costs of training your work force.
- Conduct training at the site of your choice (your plant, State Fair Community College, or other appropriate location).
- Use an instructor of your choice (employee, SFCC instructor, vendor, or other appropriate person).
- Create a training program that best fits your company’s needs. Flexibility is a major strength of the program.
Missouri Customized Training
This program is funded through the Department of Economic Development Division of Workforce Development and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Industrial Training Division. State Fair Community College administers these programs for industry in Sedalia and Pettis County. SFCC’s LearningForce will help develop the program, write the proposal, and monitor the reimbursement process. They can also assist with the development and delivery of the training. Training eligible for consideration includes Classroom and On-the-Job Training.
Missouri Community College New Jobs Training Program
A tax abatement program for new and expanding companies that allows us to develop an up front training fund to train and retrain their workforce in order to maintain their quality and competitive positions in the marketplace. State Fair Community College is the point of contact for this program.
The following services are eligible for consideration in the training reimbursement programs but are also available for a fee.
This involves training for groups of employees. Training includes a wide variety of topics ranging from specific production skills to more general workplace skills. Reimbursable costs for funded projects include instructor’s time, development time, and materials. Training can be provided by your employees, SFCC instructors, or a Vendor of your choice. Vendor training is particularly useful for those very specialized operations or equipment.
On-The-Job Training (OTJ)
A competency-based way to train new employees while on the job and receive 50% reimbursement of their salaries. Training periods extend up to 24 weeks based on the degree of skill required to successfully perform the job.
Training Materials Development
SFCC’s LearningForce can help you develop computer-based training, videotape training, employee handbooks, training manuals, or other training aids to assist in training.
SFCC’s Assessment Center can assess new or existing employee skill levels using ACT WorkKeys (includes certified Job Profilers), MicroSoft Office User’s Specialist Certification, CAPS/COPS and COPES, Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test and other normed tests.
Satisfied Industrial Companies
Ask Them About Customized Training:
Maxion Wheels, Gardner-Denver, Waterloo Industries, General Cable, Wire Rope Corporation of America, and Tyson Foods.
Other Colleges & Universities
University of Central Missouri – 660-543-4111
Located in Warrensburg
Missouri Valley College – 660-886-6924
Located in Marshall
University of Missouri – 800-856-2181
Located in Columbia