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.
Police responded to a call this morning that a 16-year-old student had a knife at Douglass High School.
Preliminary sketches for Columbia’s new high school were released at last week’s school board meeting. Take a look at them here.
Plans for the third comprehensive Columbia high school feature a two-story building with core classrooms, resource centers for students, teacher planning centers, commons areas, a competition gym and an auditorium.
Facing a $10.3 million budget shortfall, the Columbia School Board gave the go-ahead to putting a property-tax levy increase before voters this April.
The Columbia School Board is looking for a way to offset a nearly $10 million budget deficit; the board will discuss a 54 cent property tax increase at tonight’s meeting.
Three Columbia Public Schools resource officers were pulled out of schools on Monday to patrol the streets of Columbia.
A fire early Sunday damaged the interior of a trailer at Grant Elementary School that normally houses a fifth-grade class.
As Columbia Public Schools prepare to redraw school boundary lines, how should the district take cultural diversity into account? Should it be taken into account?
Rosie Tippin said experience will be her primary asset; Darin Preis says he plans to seek re-election.