The district is looking to eliminate $5 million from its budget.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for individual school districts to dispose of the meat, but Missouri officials say they would prefer to handle it.
The city of Columbia has made an offer to the Columbia Public School District regarding payment for sewer lines that will be built to serve the new public high school.
JEFFERSON CITY — Husbands and wives can divorce in Missouri without needing a reason. But abortion opponents want to make it a crime if a man threatens divorce to pressure his wife into an abortion.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill requiring school districts to adopt policies to handle cyber-bullying.
The online survey given to teachers about what could be cut from the budget is being extended until Wednesday.
Teachers and staff in Columbia Public Schools were asked what they thought could be cut from the budget in an online survey that ended Tuesday.
The Columbia Public School Board on Monday voted unanimously to approve the 2008-09 Budget Reduction Parameters that will be implemented to save the district an estimated $5 million.
MU psychology professor Ines Segert kicked off her campaign for a seat on the Columbia Public School Board on Sunday.
In July, 14 students from Oakland, Jefferson and West junior high schools plan to embark on a 15-day trip to Japan. The biennial youth exchange is part of Columbia’s sister city program with Hakusan City in central Japan.
The board will consider seven possible ways the district can save money, including a possible reduction in staff, a freeze on staff salary increases and a delay in purchases of technology.
Dozens of sixth-graders at Smithton Middle School experienced the Chinese New Year Thursday by pronouncing their Chinese names, speaking Chinese congratulations, eating Chinese dumplings with chopsticks and learning Chinese traditions.
A new bill proposes a stop to student-teacher interaction via social networking Web sites, but some teachers and students argue this interaction is useful for quick communication and the success of school-related clubs.
The fact that a majority of Hickman High School students fall short of the voting age didn’t stop them from making their voices heard Tuesday morning.
The Elementary Enrollment Planning Committee recommends that the Field Elementary School building be used as a district-wide early childhood center when the new elementary school in Columbia opens for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Forecasters updated predictions for Thursday for the winter storm heading toward Missouri. Columbia could receive a total of 5 to 7 inches of snow.
The move would cost the district more money because it would increase salaries.
To lower long-term health care costs, the Columbia Public School District is looking to start a program to encourage its roughly 2,000 employees to live healthier.
Three new school board candidates submitted their candidacy on the district’s last day for filing.