Children who go to New Haven, Midway Heights, Rock Bridge, Two Mile Prairie, Ridgeway, Benton and Lee elementary schools will have start times of 7:40 a.m. for the first five schools and 7:55 a.m. for the other two.
The Lee's Summit school district will spend $20.3 million on the conversion but expects to save about $11 million over 10 years.
More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department will have 10 late model RealCare Baby Infant Simulators for students to learn about the responsibilities of child care.
Three bullet holes were discovered in the baseball scoreboard at Rock Bridge High School.
The Fun City Summer Youth Academy is an eight-week program that combines reading and math in the morning with interactive learning in subjects including art and science in the afternoon.
Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance.
Efforts to slow down or derail the standards sprung up this year in Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina and Utah.
The Sapp family will not be selling the property at Scott Boulevard and Route KK as a location for a new elementary school, Columbia School Board President Christine King said.
Current and former faculty and staff members from Jefferson Junior met at Stephens Lake Part to reunite before the district's grade reorganization in August.
Legislation signed by the governor removes the waiting period and expands the menu of options for governing unaccredited school districts.
They also talked about expanding a pilot program that allowed certain high school students to use city buses for free.
Rising Battle High School sophomore is spending the summer as a lifeguard and plans on joining the school's swim team.
The House Interim Committee on Education will have its first meeting Thursday. Among its first tasks will be to decide what education topics need to be looked at.
Every year before the start of classes, the floors of the new Battle High School will be waxed.
Several hundred people met at the home of the former principal of West Junior High School, Dr. Sandra Logan, to celebrate her retirement on Saturday, June 29.
For the first since the early 1990s, Columbia Public School offered a driver's education class this summer.
Hailey King and Heather Pitt cooked their way into full-ride scholarships.
Governor puts on hold 4 percent for public colleges and universities, cuts funding for public schools, building projects and social services.
A funeral for Columbia educator Eliot Battle will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Missouri United Methodist Church, 209 S. Ninth St.