The Columbia School Board has agreed to vote in favor of a proposed Community Improvement District on Business Loop 70. Additionally, 16 people have applied to succeed Chris Belcher as district superintendent.
Sara Ashbaugh, senior at Rock Bridge High School, will move on to the state Poetry Out Loud competition after winning the mid-Missouri regional competition Wednesday.
Representing Columbia schools are Sophia Casto from Hickman High School, Sara Ashbaugh from Rock Bridge High School and Chris Melnyk from Columbia Independent School.
In the month of February students and staff at Battle High School prepared for its first courtwarming dance, hosted a cheer clinic and lost a basketball game to Fr. Tolton High School
Battle High School students had their first Courtwarming Dance on Friday. The dance was the culmination of the school's first Spirit Week, which takes place when both the boys and girls basketball teams have their first home games in the same week.
Samantha Moss, 16, and Xavier Rolley, 17, were brought together at summer school last year.
Money to keep a St. Louis County school district afloat has been included in a midyear spending bill filed in the Missouri House.
Who is running for Columbia School Board in the April 8 election? Here is an introduction.
The newest Columbia elementary school will be named Eliot Battle Elementary School. The School Board will vote Feb. 20 on a Community Improvement District.
The Missouri School Boards' Association released a plan Monday that would halt student transfers while requiring unaccredited districts to commit to improvements.
The two proposed names for the elementary school under construction in northeast Columbia going before the board are Luella St. Clair Elementary School and Eliot Battle Elementary School.
District spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said all six of the district's drive teams reported hazardous conditions on bus routes Thursday. The district will extend the school year to June 5.
Even though Republican-run state governments have been pushing spending cuts in most areas there is one exception – preschool programs. Funding for programs that help families afford preschool is now $400 million more than before the economic downturn.
MU, Columbia and Stephens colleges and Columbia Public Schools canceled Tuesday classes, citing the winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. The city of Columbia offices are also closed.
Firefighters arrived at the central Columbia school about 6 a.m. Once the power was turned off, the fire went out.
The chamber said the state should fund a statewide 100 percent online public school.
The documentary was part of an annual two-day campaign at Columbia's public middle schools. Topics included substance abuse, suicide prevention, and healthy and positive decision-making by young people.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will use the feedback as it creates a statewide plan for supporting and possibly intervening in unaccredited schools.
Beginning next school year, the state will provide high school juniors with one free attempt at the ACT and introduce new standardized assessments for elementary and middle schools.
"There's no magic number" that determines when to close, said Michelle Baumstark, spokeswoman for Columbia Public Schools, which did cancel classes earlier this month because of the cold.