Bob Glasgow is a candidate for the Oak Grove Board of Education. He is running for one of two, three-year seats on the board. Glasgow graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1979 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1983. He is currently the district activities director for the Raytown School District, overseeing two high schools and three middle schools. Glasgow and his wife, Tammie – a teacher and counselor in Oak Grove, have two sons, Kellen and Riley, both attending Oak Grove schools.


Bob Glasgow is a candidate for the Oak Grove Board of Education. He is running for one of two, three-year seats on the board. Glasgow graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1979 and from Northwest Missouri State University in 1983. He is currently the district activities director for the Raytown School District, overseeing two high schools and three middle schools. Glasgow and his wife, Tammie – a teacher and counselor in Oak Grove, have two sons, Kellen and Riley, both attending Oak Grove schools.

1 Why are you running for a seat on the Oak Grove Board of Education?
Been a part of the community for 26 years, and I believe I have a good understanding of what the Oak Grove community wants and deserves from its school district. I have a great understanding of schools policy and regulations.
During my 25 years at Oak Grove, I was on many committees such as salary, insurance, hiring and building. My experience and insight of Oak Grove schools gives me an advantage because I am able to compare and use it as a resource to help inform fellow board of education members and the patrons of Oak Grove.

2 How would you address the financial challenges facing the school district in the next few years?
The board will have to be transparent in its communication about the budget reductions, cuts and ideas. Things are extremely tough financially in the education world. Creative and innovative ideas will have to be considered while making the budget balance. We have to do this while not giving our students less of an education or opportunity to be successful in their post HS choices.

3 With the addition of weighted classes next year and the recent addition of AP classes, do you feel like Oak Grove graduates are better prepared for what they face after high school? Why?
I believe that weighted classes and the AP offerings could benefit Oak Grove if the teachers and students meet the expectation level needed for that type of challenge. Just changing the name and still doing the same old thing won’t benefit anyone. The academic rigor needs to equal the expectation of those type of classes. It is a great opportunity for the students at Oak Grove to be prepared for the grind of a college education.

4 Where would you like to see the Oak Grove School District in five years? I would like to see the district financially sound, so we can offer many opportunities to the students in all areas of education. This would also allow the district to keep and recruit dedicated and motivated educators for long term careers at Oak Grove. I would like to see the ACT scores kept above the state average along with our reading levels of all students at their grade level or higher.
– Kelly Evenson