The districts are involved in the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Rural Schools Partnership.
Ozark Elementary is getting a grant to maintain an outdoor classroom and build nature trails.
Stockton High will develop a community trail network. Galena High will create a food garden and study wildlife. The Hartville district will create a native flower and vegetable garden. The Ozark County Youth Empowerment Project will expand recycling in Gainesville and Willow Springs elementary will improve its outdoor classroom.