Columbia police officers serve as school resource officers to help build kids' awareness of officers as well as help with incidents that arise at school.
The family of Hickman High School student Diamond Thrower, who was injured while attempting to break up a fight on Oct. 15, issued a news release on Thursday expressing concern about a resource officer returning to the school while still under investigation in connection with the incident.
The Columbia Public School Board spent its Thursday morning work session setting a timeline to hire a new superintendent and passing a resolution to allow No Child Left Behind tutors to work with students inside their school buildings.
Hickman High School resource officer Mark Brotemarkle returned to school Monday because a Columbia Police Department policy states that officers are to remain in their positions unless there is a serious incident.
Thirty people gathered at Hickman High School on Wednesday night to discuss gang awareness in Columbia public schools.
The naming committee for the new elementary school held its first meeting Wednesday to discuss the process of selecting a name for the school. The committee went over the board of education's guidelines and began looking through the suggestions submitted by the community.
Because of low attendance, organizers are unsure of the outlook for the U Matter sponsored weekend parties for teens at Going Bonkers.
The Columbia Public School District is planning its new math curriculum for next year. Here's a rundown of the curriculum that may be in place next school year.
Plant the Promise is a new drug and alcohol awareness project involving Columbia's youth. During the next few weeks, local children will participate by planting bulbs around the community.
Columbia police Officer Mark Brotemarkle has apologized to Diamond Thrower and her mother for propelling Thrower to the ground during a fight that occurred at around noon on Wednesday at Hickman High School, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.
Thousands of taxpayer dollars have been spent by top executives of the Missouri's teachers pension fund. This includes $1,500 bar tabs, company cars, free gas reimburstments for travel unrelated to business, and stays at New York hotels with a rate of $604.39 a night.
Hickman Resource Officer Mark Brotemarkle is under investigation by the Columbia Police Department with cooperation from Columbia Public Schools after a fight that occurred around noon Wednesday. A Hickman parent has begun collecting signatures for a petition to get Brotemarkle removed from his position.
Recent incidents at McDonald's including a broken window, agressive and dangerous driving and a fight in the parking lot forced McDonald's management to discuss student behavior with Hickman adminstrators.
"Night of Mystery" at Smithton Middle School features two single-act plays, "Check Under The Bed" and a dramatization of the Shelock Holmes story "The Case of the Mazarin Stone." The performances will be Friday and Saturday.
Parents were left wondering where the school board will draw boundary lines for Columbia's middle schools and new high school.
This year's school board budget cuts left Ridgeway Elementary with less money to spend on buses. Because of this, the school had to develop new routes to continue picking up all its students.
The Eco Schoolhouse at Grant Elementary School has given one second-grade class a hands-on learning opportunity.
The Columbia School Board unanimously approved purchasing certificates of deposit issued by local banks during its meeting Oct. 13. The decision is a result of the economic downturn the country has experienced in recent months, said Linda Quinley, business director for Columbia Public Schools.
All members of the school board except for Ines Segert voted to approve the new math curriculum documents. The board also heard a report from the firm aiding in its search for a new superintendent.
Columbia public schools now have revamped math curriculum objectives.