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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 120 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 an 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.


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Certified Salary Schedule 2023/2024

Current Job Openings


Music & Instrumental Teacher

The Ballard R-2 School District has an opening for a part-time vocal and instrumental music teacher.  This is a half-time position.  If you need a full-time position, there are other small districts nearby that may be willing to share a teacher.  This position would also nicely fit the schedule of a retired teacher.  A valid Missouri teaching certificate is not required but would be helpful.  A successful candidate will possess (or be eager to learn) the ability to actively engage students in the learning process and the ability to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their maximum potential.  The students are in grades  K-6 vocal music and grade 5-8 for instrumental.  The application and instructions are below.

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

Please forward completed application packets to 10247 NE State Rt. 18, Butler, Mo.  64730 or email: snold@ballard.k12.mo.us. Call Stephanie Nold, Principal, at 816-297-2656, Ext 102 to ensure your application has been received or if you have any questions about this opening.


Support Staff Application

 Completed forms may be emailed to Melinda Light, District Board Secretary at mlight@ballard.k12.mo.us, 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