Steve Calloway sat down recently to answer questions about the voters’ rejection of the levy increase and about life on the new Columbia School Board.
Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl, co-founders of Partners In Health, spoke to a Rock Bridge classroom on Tuesday.
Members of the Benton Elementary School K Club began working on additions to the school’s outdoor classroom Tuesday night.
Phyllis Chase, superintendent of Columbia Public Schools, said she will voluntarily cut her $200,340 salary, but has not said what the amount of that cut will be. The school board has been searching for ways to cut $10 million from the 2008-09 budget.
After construction crews hit a gas line, the Columbia Fire Department responded and employees were evacuated for fewer than 30 minutes.
Columbia and Boone County’s joint planning and zoning commissions will hold a public meeting about the site and want a plan to help guide the project’s growth.
Students at Parkade Elementary School speak their minds about what kind of play equipment they would like with the new grant approved by the City Council.
It's an attempt to set up a structure for collective bargaining.
Panelists gave parents advice on protecting their children from dangers on the Internet at the forum hosted by Columbia Public Schools.
Hickman High School students focused their questions on the issues of free and anonymous speech on the Internet.
Columbia Independent School students studying Latin prepared skits and donned togas for the 10th annual celebration of Toga Day.
The Columbia School Board will continue discussion of the 2008-09 budget Thursday. The public may comment.
The classroom in Benton Elementary School, previously found to have elevated levels of mold, now has no mold, and the school's principal said the room should open again by May 1.
A kindergarten classroom in Benton Elementary School found mold last week. The students have been moved temporarily as the school cleans out the contaminated room.
The Columbia Public School Board voted on contracts at its meeting Monday night, causing starting teacher salary to drop from $34,353 to $33,989.
Heather Sheridan, who has two sons at Benton Elementary, is concerned about the school’s mold problem. Asthma and nosebleeds have been attributed to the mold.
Newly-elected school board member Ines Segert said she does not believe any additional cuts need to be made; the administration has said otherwise.
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The Columbia Public School District is asking voters to approve a 54-cent tax levy. Based on an assessment by financial consultants, this increase, as well as an internal budget reduction of $5 million, will result in financial stability for the next five years.