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Columbia Missourian

Columbia School Board updated on plans to reassign teachers

By Allie Hinga, Ryan Finan
May 14, 2012 | 10:39 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Columbia Public Schools teachers affected by the district's shift to intermediate schools with sixth- to eighth-graders will soon find out where they will be reassigned when the transition takes place in fall 2013.

Dana Clippard, assistant superintendent for human resources, told the Columbia School Board at its meeting Monday evening that 691 letters will be sent out Friday to faculty to let them know their assignments or if they still need to be assigned.

She said those who had not been assigned generally had enrollment-based positions or might have requested to transfer to a different level of education, such as from secondary to elementary level. 

The board also approved a 10-cent increase in school lunch prices and received updates on a possible new bell system at its Monday meeting.

Items the board voted on included:

What else happened:

What’s next?

The next school board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. June 11. The location of the meeting will be announced later.