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GOCSD exists to serve our members by promoting collaborative professional learning, advocating for and celebrating the educational profession, and promoting meaningful partnerships with business affiliates and service providers. Our mission is to advance educational opportunities for ALL students in the Ozarks so they can be successful at any career or ready for college.
When the need arises, and agreement exists, GOCSD allows school districts from our region to speak as one voice on major issues that impact our districts and communities. GOCSD provides a single contact point for gathering information, exploring new projects, sharing best practices, and developing business opportunities on a regional scale. GOCSD represents 75 school districts and 9 Universities/Colleges in 25 counties representing nearly 118,500 K-12 students. GOCSD consists of rural, suburban, and urban communities representing districts with enrollments of less than 50 and up to 25,000 students.
Laclede County Joel E Barber
Laclede County Conway
Marion C. Early – Morrisville
School of the Osage
Skyline Hickory County
Summit Preparatory School
Universities and Colleges
GOCSD University and College partners enjoy the same benefits as our District Members. Faculty, staff and students of education departments receive GOCSD membership registration rates for professional learning opportunities, and may participate in our free networking meetings throughout the school year. In addition, the Education Department Dean, and/or designee, is invited to attend all GOCSD Membership Meetings. University and college members also receive GOCSD member rates for services or products provided by our Service Providers.
A GOCSD Partnership gives those who work with, support, and seek to do business with GOCSD members, a point of connection and involvement. Partnership is your “letter of introduction” to our many members. Partnership does not imply endorsement by GOCSD.
Affiliates pay an annual fee to be a GOCSD Partner, which gives them access to all the partnership benefits.
Service providers offer our GOCSD members group rates and/or discounts for services or products, which gives them access to all the partnership benefits.