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Ballard R-II School District
10247 NE State Rt. 18
Butler, MO 64730-9204
Phone: 816-297-2656 Fax: 816-297-4002


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Ballard is a K-12 district of approximately 150 students located on Highway 18 between Clinton and Adrian; within 1 hour south of the KC metro area, 20 minutes west of Truman Reservoir. We are a Missouri A+ School and a Former National Blue Ribbon School District offering a variety of extra-curricular activities and career/technical programs. In addition to a quality in-house instructional program and PLC framework, we recently added an expanded course catalog/RTI resource through ACELLUS.   


Ballard R-II School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in its programs and activities, or in employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 10247 NE State Route 18, Butler, MO 64730, 816-297-2656. 

As of January 1, 2005, new hires to the district, certified, classified, or a substitute, must have a FBI and Missouri State Highway Patrol fingerprint background check. The cost is $43.05 at the expense of the employee. This is only required if hired. Contact the district at 816-297-2656 for more information.


Certified Salary Schedule 2017/2018


Current Job Openings


Ballard R-II School District has an opening for a secretary/receptionist. Health and retirement benefits are provided.  This is a full-time position, working 10 months per year, with approx. 2 months off during the summer.  Applicant must have excellent computer/tech skills, be reliable, prompt, and must be able to communicate effectively with the public at all times.  Must pass background check if offered position. Apply in person at Ballard R-II School.  Applications available in the HS office or on this page.


Full time opening for Special Education teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.

Full time opening for 7-12 Mathematics for the 2018-2019 school year.

Full time opening for K-12 Art for the 2018-2019 school year.

Full time opening for Communication Arts / Math Specialist (Title I) for the 2018-2019 school year.



Employment Applications

These forms should be printed and completed in your own handwriting.

Certified Staff (Teachers/Admin) Application

 In order for your application to be considered, we must have the following documents in your application file: 

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Complete Certified Application
  • Transcripts - originals will have to be on file if hired
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation


Support Staff Application


Completed forms may be emailed to Mr. Eric Hon, Principal at elhballard@gmail.com, US mailed or hand delivered to the school with all supporting documentation.  Positions are open until filled.

Mailing address:

Ballard R-II School

10247 NE State Route 18

Butler, MO 64730-9204