Columbia School Board discusses ways to prevent dropouts

Friday, June 21, 2013 | 2:53 p.m. CDT; updated 11:44 a.m. CDT, Saturday, June 22, 2013

COLUMBIA — Paying closer attention to students who have poor attendance and problems with discipline early-on, as well as building stronger relationships with students and their families, are key strategies for preventing dropouts, school district administrators said Thursday.