School redistricting 2011
In the fall of 2013, Columbia Public Schools will undergo a grade realignment as grades six, seven and eight become intermediate schools and ninth-graders move up to high schools. As students head to new schools, many teachers will, too.
The new policy outlines which students will be able to transfer between Columbia's three public high schools when Battle High School opens in fall 2013.
The Columbia School Board approved scenario B for intermediate and high school boundaries at its meeting Monday. The vote was 6-1 in favor of the approach.
The Columbia School Board passed the 2012-13 school year budget parameters in a 6-1 vote Monday night.
To balance student enrollment numbers and demographics, proposed Columbia Public Schools' boundary Approach B has students who live within walking distance of Hickman High School attending Rock Bridge High School beginning in fall 2013.
The Columbia School Board will vote on Scenario B for secondary attendance boundaries at its meeting tonight.
The school board hopes the bond would help to get rid of 60 trailers at Columbia elementary schools. Board member Jonathon Sessions said that all trailers will be removed by 2020.
After some adjustments, the committee decided to recommend the maps for approach B for intermediate and high school attendance areas to the school board. The recommendation will be made at the Jan. 9 meeting.
Some commenters on possible new school boundaries submitted only a a line or two, such as "I like this scenario best." Others wrote essays, expounding for hundreds of words on exactly which streets would be affected by certain boundaries.
Members of the secondary enrollment planning committee met at the district’s central office today to discuss how they would use community feedback to move closer to their objective of recommending two school boundary scenarios to the Board of Education.
Community members who attended the last of Columbia Public School's eight public forums on reorganizing school boundaries focused the majority of their discussion on distance and transportation.
Many parents said they are happy with Columbia Public Schools but had concerns about equal opportunities for students when Battle High School opens.
Although previous forums focused on issues such as balancing enrollment and demographics, the strictness of the transfer policy was the talk of the Smithton forum.
After the first four forums on reorganizing school boundaries focused on more general topics, such as enrollment and demographics, the fifth forum focused more narrowly on concerns that their ninth-grade students would have to transfer schools midway through high school.
The Missourian is live-blogging the third community forum on changing public school boundaries in Columbia. Tonight, we're at Jefferson Junior High School. For background, read our previous coverage.
Parents and committee members expressed concern about transfer policies and feeder schools under the five possible redistricting plans for Columbia Public Schools.
The Missourian is live-blogging the third community forum on changing public school boundaries in Columbia. Tonight, we're at West Junior High School. For background, read our previous coverage.
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The people who turned out for the second forum on new school boundaries seemed most concerned about transportation, reducing overcrowding and keeping communities of students together.
The Missourian is live-blogging the second community forum on changing public school boundaries in Columbia. Tonight, we're at Rock Bridge High School. For background, read our previous coverage.