Columbia schools win state award for fifth year in a row

Friday, December 12, 2008 | 6:46 p.m. CST; updated 5:18 p.m. CST, Sunday, December 14, 2008

COLUMBIA — Columbia Public Schools' advertised "Tradition of Excellence" continued Friday as it was announced the district was awarded the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's "Distinction in Performance" Award.

It was the fifth consecutive year the district had won the award.