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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Gov. Nixon appoints Joe Driskill to State Board of Education

  • Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Joseph L. (Joe) Driskill the State Board of Education. Driskill was director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development from 1993 to 2003 and executive director of the Missouri Technology Corp. from 2003 to 2005. He also served as a state representative from southern Missouri for 10 years.
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  • Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Joseph L. (Joe) Driskill to the State Board of Education. Driskill was director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development from 1993 to 2003 and executive director of the Missouri Technology Corp. from 2003 to 2005. He also served as a state representative from southern Missouri for 10 years.
    Driskill, a Democrat, currently is the executive director of both the Leonard Wood Institute and the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership at Fort Leonard Wood. The Institute develops, promotes and manages partnerships among governments, companies, universities and non-profits on a statewide and national basis through technology and training projects connected with the U.S. Army missions at Fort Leonard Wood. The Partnership is a subsidiary of the Institute and focuses on implementing sustainability strategies.
    Driskill obtained his master's degree in public administration and his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Missouri. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending July 1, 2021.
    The State Board of Education sets accreditation standards for local school districts, including minimum high school graduation standards and basic requirements for curriculum, staffing and student testing; establishes academic performance standards for public schools; sets education and certification requirements for all professional personnel in public schools (teachers, administrators, librarians, counselors); approves professional education programs in the state's community colleges and four-year colleges and universities, both public and private; and establishes regulations and administrative requirements for the distribution of state and federal funds to school districts.
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