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K-12 Education

Committee to hear from public on new high school site selection

Nancy Harter used an interactive e-mail newsletter called Columbia Citizens to encourage others to get involved in deciding where the city’s next public high school should be.

Public deserves to be involved in final high school site decision

The Missourian has made coverage of Columbia's new high school site a priority.

Citizens committee to have more meetings to discuss Columbia high school site

The citizens committee charged with recommending a site for Columbia’s next public high school will now have two and possibly three meetings, according to an e-mail sent Thursday by committee facilitator Jim Ritter to the group’s 20 other members.

High school site neighbors speak out

Columbia residents who live near the proposed high school sites add their opinions into the mix.

Can you hear me now? - Columbia public schools communicate clearer cell phone policies

Two Columbia high schools revise their rules for dealing with mobile phone used in schools

Columbia's new public high school: Questions and Answers

A cloud of public attention has followed the Columbia School Board since it announced its decision to locate a third public high school south and east of the city. Now a committee of citizens will meet with the board and make its own recommendations on five different potential sites.

School site drops out of the running

One of the six properties under consideration for the new high school is no longer in the running as of Tuesday after the property’s co-owner expressed no intention of selling the land, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Phyllis Chase said.

Public can attend land review meeting for new high school

Residents will not be able to comment at the committee meeting.

School board adopts cyberbullying and cyberthreats into hazing and bullying policy

The board voted unanimously to add provisions for online incidents to its hazing and bullying policy.

Five possible sites for the new high school

Which do you think is best?

High school land offers revealed

Six offers of land for the third comprehensive high school were released Monday afternoon to the evaluation committee appointed to recommend a site to the school board after being evaluated by Engineering Surveys & Services of Columbia.

Vemer property

Located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Rangeline Road and New Haven Road.

Kinkead property

Located along the west side of Olivet Church Road; the property is approximately three quarters of a mile north of the intersection of Olivet Church Road and State Route WW.

Richland Road property

Located along the south side of Richland Road approximately 1/2 mile east of the intersection of Richland Road and St. Charles Road

Payne property

The north side of New Haven Road and near the northwest corner of the intersection of New Haven Road and Rolling Hills Road

St. Charles Road Development property

St. Charles Road approximately 3/4 mile east of Lake of the Woods Golf Course and 3/4 mile west of Route Z.

Godas property

On the east side of Route Z approximately 2,000 feet north of Interstate 70.

Six sites under consideration for third high school location

Columbia Public Schools will have a third high school built on one of six locations being considered by Engineering Surveys and Services of Columbia.

School board to review bullying policy; may include cyberbullying provisions

Columbia School Board members will review updates to the district’s policy on bullying and hazing recommended by the Missouri School Board Association during a Monday night meeting.

Judge to hear whether state is doing its part for lower education funding

A Cole County judge will hold a Sept. 20 hearing to learn more about whether the state is putting 25 percent of its annual budget toward public schools as is required by Missouri’s constitution.

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