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Free and simple background checks are available through Missouri's court records.
A portrait of the university found on MU's Institutional Research Department website breaks down university demographics and financial information.
Columbia Public Schools standardized testing schedule shows each test that students K-12 take during a given year, when the tests are, what grades they apply to and what subjects they are for.
Columbia Public Schools shows a list of its capital projects funded by bond issues that have been passed since April 2010.
BAIR Analytics allows users to view crime reports in certain areas of Columbia.
Traffic counts for roads managed by the City of Columbia are useful in identifying the quietest neighborhoods for purchasing a home and good locations for starting a business.
Records from the Common Core Standards Initiative shows the new focus of Columbia Public Schools' curriculum and soon-to-be-developed state accountability tests.
The records show information on Missouri businesses that have had their sales tax licenses revoked.
If you are interested in being a foster parent or are wondering about the safety of a child in his or her current foster home designated by the state, you can see the requirements here.
The NCAA's Legislative Services Database has searchable records of major infraction cases.
Data tables on ethnic and gender diversity of MU students and faculty are available for free from the university's Institutional Research department.
The University of Missouri System's Institutional Research and Planning department offers data about how much and what kind of financial aid UM students are receiving.
The U.S. Department of Education provides data on gender equity in athletics for coeducational postsecondary institutions, including information on participation, revenue and expenses.
These records show the percentage and total number of students who have dropped out of Columbia Public Schools, organized by years.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a free report on school finance reports.
The Columbia Public Schools website posts materials related to Columbia School Board meetings, including meeting agendas, minutes and highlights.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers a free annual report on all of the school districts in Missouri.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains an interactive map of the nation's food deserts, areas where residents "don't have ready access to affordable and nutritious food."
The city of Columbia offers a guide to its Neighborhood Organization Program, which includes a list of neighborhood associations and contacts as well as information about how to form a neighborhood association.
Tax increment financing is becoming a popular way for municipalities in Missouri to fund development that might not otherwise occur. Check on the status of these projects around the state.