Governor Parson has ordered the closure of all Missouri schools through the remainder of the academic year. Bolivar Schools will continue to support the distance learning program through online teaching, meal deliveries, and chromebook and online learning support.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it true that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will not allow students to move on to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year, due to the school closures caused by COVID-19?

No. There was a fake letter circulating on social media that is not true. The letter is fake and unfortunately, part of an insensitive and disappointing April Fool's day joke.

Will Bolivar close schools?

Governor Parson has ordered the closure of all Missouri schools through the remainder of the academic year.

If schools are closed, will students receive meals?

We will continue with our meal delivery program. For more information, go here.

How will the Bolivar School District keep families, staff, and students informed regarding coronavirus?

Any district updates will be conveyed through regular district channels including email, voice and text messaging, phone app, social media, and district website (

What is the protocol for cleaning and disinfecting schools and buses?

During the closure, all facilities and buses will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. High-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, handrails, drinking fountains, and keyboards will be disinfected on a more frequent basis.

When should a staff member stay home?

If staff experience a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough and/or difficulty breathing, the CDC recommends they should stay home from school and contact their health care provider immediately.

Will school events and travel be canceled?

All events and activities scheduled at Bolivar Schools' facilities are canceled for the remainder of the academic school year.

What conversations should parents have with their children at home?

We know families, staff and students are concerned. We are committed to keeping you informed and working with you to keep our school communities safe. Here’s an informative graphic resource from NPR.

Where can I turn for more information?


Any calls for basic COVID-19 information should be directed to the  Polk County Health Center at 417-326-7250 or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline (877-435-8411) for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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