How To Apply

Steps to Becoming a Missouri Reading Initiative School  Evaluate your school's current needs in literacy, reviewing student outcome data, curriculum, and instruction strengths and concerns. Learn about the Missouri Reading Initiative, originally initiated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Contact or visit current or former participating schools. Discuss with your staff the potential of a collaborative partnership with the Missouri Reading Initiative to improve instructional practices in literacy. Assess the level of willingness to participate among your staff. Submit an application.

Mail application to:

Missouri Reading Initiative
1409-B West Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807

In order to be considered for selection, the Missouri Reading Initiative State Office must receive a completed application by the first Friday in June. If your funds for this program are pending, please note this on the application.