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 initiatives, 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 117,000 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
Member Universities and Colleges enjoy the same benefits as our Member Districts. Faculty and staff of the education departments receive GOCSD membership registration rates for professional learning events and our on-demand catalog, while teacher education students can register for free. In addition, the Education Department Dean, and/or designee, is invited to attend all GOCSD Membership Meetings. Member Universities and Colleges also receive GOCSD member rates for services or products provided by some of our Partners