Bolivar Schools, Polk County Health Department and several area churches and organizations will once again provide lunches for children ages 0-18 July 5-29. The program, “Lil Ji’s” will provide a free, nutritious lunch to anyone who visits one of several community distribution points. The distribution centers will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The distribution centers are:
Bolivar Middle School
Bolivar United Methodist Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Seventh Day Adventist Church
The program is funded by a grant through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is named after Jianna Halbrook, the Bolivar student whose vision to feed those around her helped create the program.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bolivar High School Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes Bolivar High School graduates who have gone on to make an impact on their community through professional and/or personal service.
Any Bolivar R-1 School District parent or volunteer in a position where they may be left alone with a single child or small groups of children – such as a Watch Dog Dad, Liberator mentors, classroom volunteer, field trip chaperon, etc. - must have a cleared background check through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry.
There are three ways to complete the process.
1. ONLINE: Please go to www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr to register. There is a one-time fee of $13.25 to complete the background check. Print a copy of your receipt along with the Background Check Permission Form, and bring to the school to be reimbursed.
2. PAPER/PENCIL: Complete a paper copy of the Background Check Form (WORKER REGISTRATION) with an attached copy of your social security card and submit to Central Office at 524 W. Madison, Bolivar. The district will submit your form to the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry. Please note: The mailed version will take 4 to 6 weeks to receive results back.
3. ALREADY HAVE A CHECK ON FILE? Visit www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr and click on “Is a Person Registered” tab to check. If you are, complete the Background Check Permission Form. This will allow the school district to access your results if you have had a prior background check, and to allow us to update our records.
For more information, contact Central Office at 417-326-5291 or your child’s building.