The board also canceled a project for flashing school zone signs.
The Pattonville, Ritenour and Ferguson-Florissant districts reversed their decisions and now enroll Normandy students. Only Francis Howell requires a court order for each student wanting to re-enroll.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis will bring speakers to Columbia to implement ideas and processes for working with children with Down syndrome in public schools.
The measure up for a vote in November would tie teachers' jobs to student performance.
Missouri assessment data released on Friday highlights a widening achievement gap. Columbia's MAP test, a yearly test taken statewide, saw some positive advances but showed its subgroup is falling behind.
The donation from Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation to Hickman, Battle and Rock Bridge high schools will strengthen their outdoor curriculums.
Lunch monitors will receive additional training after 72 fourth-grade students were forced to stand in 89-degree heat during their recess period on Aug. 21.
The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform education standards and testing.
A program at Lange and West middle schools this fall is designed to help reduce the number of young people being sent to the juvenile justice system and address racial discrepancies in those referrals.
When Columbia Public Schools adjusted its start times, the district gave high schools the latest start time at 9 a.m.
DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City is the only alternative charter high school among 45 charter schools operating in Kansas City and St. Louis.
The final two schools in the Columbia School District are getting a buzz-in security system, which is part of a districtwide evaluation of safety issues.
The opening of schools unfolded well Tuesday in Columbia, despite phone lines being down for a short period of time, according to school officials. A total of 18,178 students came on the first day of classes.
Derby Ridge Elementary welcomed students at "Meet the Teacher Night." Students expressed their eagerness for the new school year, which starts Tuesday.
Judge Michael Burton ruled Friday that the Pattonville, Ritenour and Francis Howell school districts must immediately allow the children of four families in the Normandy school district to return to their schools.
The 103-year-old school is the last of the public schools in Columbia to be air conditioned.
What started off in May 2012 as job training soon became life skills training, said Carrie Gartner, who was involved in the partnership.
After a merger with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture and the Columbia Outdoor Classroom Project, the new Outdoor Classroom Program will begin this fall at at least eight public schools.
For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.
The nonprofit started a crowdsourcing campaign to raise money for more resources for people with autism.