Backstage Pass | A VIP View of the 'Sho

  • Join the NSD Administrative Team and Board of Education for Backstage Pass - A VIP View of the ‘Sho! Backstage Pass is a six-week course where participants will learn what goes on behind the scenes of Neosho School District. 

    Backstage Pass is a five-week program that gives participants a look at what happens in various areas of the school. The dates for this year’s program are Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16 and the board meeting on Nov. 21. NSD provides dinner and sessions typically go from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The following is an outline of last year’s sessions.


    Week One: Central Office (led by Dr. Cummins)

    • School governance, history, policies, finance

    • NSD organizational chart, website, calendar, personnel, goals/CSIP

    • Tour of JSC and Haas Building

    Week Two: High School (led by Dr. Cummins)

    • Facilities funding, bond issues, capital leases, preventative maintenance schedule, summer work, bidding

    • Tours of high school, Field, Benton Central and South

    • Transportation funding

    Week Three: Junior High (led by Mr. Manley and Dr. Evans)

    • Academic performance, focus and priorities, leadership development, teacher training

    • Staffing - salary schedules, student/teacher ratios, professional development, funding

    • Tour of JH and Carver

    Week Four: Goodman Elementary (led by Mr. Fretwell)

    • Operations, food service, transportation, athletics/activities, facilities use, building projects

    • Ms. Hays - human resources

    Week Five: Middle School (led by Dr. Evans and Amanda Boyer)

    • Special services, gifted, PowerSchool, counseling, social-emotional learning, ELD

    • Mr. West - safety and security/Mr. Clubbs - student/family support

    • School board service

    School Board Meeting recognition on November 21

    The schedule this year might be different based upon the availability of speakers. However, the content will be basically the same. We look forward to our second cohort of Backstage Pass participants and the interactive platform we have created to share our story and learn from our community. Last year we had nine participants and the feedback was very positive. For those who are interested in being involved in Backstage Pass, spaces can be reserved here.  Reservations will close at 15 participants.

    Let’s rock N roll, Wildcat Nation!