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UPDATED MARCH 30, 2020. HARDIN-CENTRAL SCHOOL CLOSURE: Students and Parents: Hardin-Central Schools will be closed until April 26, (as per the Ray County Order). Please refer to school website for instructional guidance and or contacts for teachers during this time. Dual-Credit and Launch Classes will continue to follow their original syllabi and schedules and H-C students will be expected to keep current on those expectations. Stay healthy and safe, Mr. Cavanah CLICK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

March 20, 2020


Parents, Students, Patrons and Staff:


The Hardin-Central C-2 School District will be extending the self-imposed suspension through April 26, 2020, in preparedness and prevention of the COVID-19 virus.  It is a very good possibility that this suspension extends far longer than that date.  All district activities during this suspension will be canceled.  We have undertaken and are continuing a “deep cleaning” of our classrooms and facility to ensure safety of students and staff upon their return to school.


We will continue to offer our food service delivery via bus routes to students who wish to participate during the length of the suspension.


During this suspension, our teachers will be delivering alternative methods of instruction.  Our teaching staff will be using a wide variety and creative ways to continue teaching and learning through the closure.  The district will attempt to provide learning resources and devices to families who are in need.  More particular details will be sent out by building personnel soon.


At this point in time, every school district in the state of Missouri is closed.  School Boards and school administrators are making the best decisions they can in this precarious situation.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has not provided details or direction on mandating closures nor have they offered information regarding making up lost days for school districts.  DESE has already issued a statement that statewide testing for this spring has been canceled. 


Thank you for your support and understanding.






Trey Cavanah


Hardin-Central School District


Update on CLOSURE

March 20, 2020    

March 20, 2020

Dear Hardin-Central Parents/Guardian,

First off, tell all the students hello and that they are dearly missed!

We feel it is important that our families have resources at home to keep students engaged in the educational process and maintain the gains made so far during the school year. We’re trying our best, as a staff, to give parents the resources they need to be successful. On Wednesday, March 25th the library doors will be open on the south end for you to come up to the building to get hard copies of student work. Hardin-Central will also make, on an as needed basis, Chromebooks for elementary students and laptops for middle school and high school students to checkout. The process we will follow is below.

Entering the Building:

One Parent will be allowed to enter the building through the south door of the library. Staff will greet them at the door and will assist them with getting copies of student work and computer checkout procedures. The building will be open from 8:00-3:00.

Student Work:

Hard copies of student work will be out by grade level/class. Please only take one packet per student. There will also be pencils, crayons, and other school supplies for your convenience.

Chromebook and Laptop Checkout:

Students who do not have access at home to a Chromebook or computer will be allowed to checkout a device (one per household). Please remember that a Wi-Fi signal is required to use Chromebooks at home. If you don’t have internet access at your house, you can call CenturyLink at 877-646-3282. There will be a signoff sheet agreement that must be signed before checking out the devices.


Austin Purvis

Hardin-Central Elementary Principal



Welcome to Hardin-Central C-2 School District. Over the years, our district has combined with several neighboring schools to form the district we are today. Because of this, we are proud of our “Strength in Numbers.

Hardin-Central C-2 Mission Statement

The Mission of Hardin-Central C-2 School District is to provide a positive, child-centered environment that will ensure each student the opportunity to achieve his/her full potential.  We will recognize each student as an individual.  And strive to meet each student's needs.  We will provide an educational environment that encourages responsibility within the student.  We will teach students to be real-life problem solvers and effective communicators in a world that demands independence.


  • Staff, students, parents, and the community work together to create a safe, nurturing, and intellectually stimulating educational environment.
  • All students can learn and celebrate the successes of others and themselves by teaching them how to become life-long learners, being inquisitive about the world around them, and resourcefulness in meeting life's challenges.
  • To have all students achieve their maximum potential by allowing them to accept the responsibility to be prepared academically, physically, and emotionally for middle school, high school, college, and beyond.
  • As an educator, we need to build upon the strengths of the staff, parents, and community in developing the best educational programs to ensure the better interest of our students.  Our students need to experience happiness, self-motivation, self-confidence, and well-being during their time at Hardin-Central.

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