On June 4, 2021, Kathy Richardson was awarded her School Business Specialist Certification from the Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO).  Mrs. Richardson serves as the Meramec Valley R-III School District's Bookkeeper. The Missouri Association of School Business Officials began the program in 2020 with Mrs. Richardson participating in the first graduating class for the state of Missouri.  The program supports the ongoing professional development of school business officials.  Additional program highlights included access to information and training that is specific to Missouri law and regulations, a base of knowledge for all school business operations, and advancement of the professionalism of business office support staff in Missouri schools.