(Festus) The Festus R-6 School District inducted former Assistant Superintendent and Festus graduate Ken Barker into the school’s hall of fame on Friday. During a 33-year career in education, Barker taught students in the Festus, Crystal City, and Dunklin School Districts. He served as an administrator in the Hillsboro, Dunklin, and Festus School Districts before his retirement in 2008. Barker says he got the call from current Superintend Dr. Nicki Ruess a few months ago.
Barker says the Festus school district has always stressed the importance of quality education.
Barker spent the day with Festus Schools on Friday, was featured in the homecoming parade, and was recognized prior to the homecoming football game that night. Festus defeated DeSoto 56 to 7.