More than 250 Hickman students and teachers attended a forum to discuss the recent crime spike in Columbia.
Across the board, school budgets would be tightened and some positions would be cut to prevent further employee firings and increased class sizes.
School board member Tom Rose spoke to the board “as a citizen” during the public comments portion of the meeting Monday night.
In other business, the school board approved the administration’s recommendation to select Professional Contractors & Engineers, Inc. as the general contractor for the construction of the new elementary school.
For two hours on Monday night, Columbia School Board members listened to Superintendent Phyllis Chase read through a list — item by item — of 108 cuts the district could possibly make to save money.
The teachers association is not likely to seek more pay this time.
A $1.7 million bond issue on the April ballot would allow for the construction of a fifth grade wing onto the elementary school.
Five of the six Columbia School Board candidates attended the session in Stephens College’s Stamper Commons to discuss school issues.
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Columbia police responded to an incident at the high school Tuesday after a fight had started outside and several students and adults had begun to become increasingly uncooperative inside the school’s main office.
Citing a shortage of teachers, senators passed legislation late Wednesday making it easier for people lacking education degrees to gain approval to teach in Missouri’s public schools.
West Boulevard Elementary School has made gains in student achievement since 2004 by using a variety of new programs and teaching practices.
Columbia Public Schools teachers were asked to respond to a survey about what cuts they think could be made by the district.
At a work session, the city, schools and county discuss infrastructure at the future school sites.
Space is such a problem at two Columbia junior high schools that their administrations made rules about backpacks. This year students are allowed to carry small string “sack packs,” the latest step in a battle to make do with a space that is far too small.
Outgoing students of Rock Bridge’s contemporary issues class spoke with Laura Bush in a video conference Monday morning.
Twins and other multiple-birth siblings would be allowed to be in the same classroom, as long as their parents request it in a timely fashion, under a bill that has been introduced in the state House.
School board candidate Kevin Horner filed a statement of withdrawal this morning to remove his name from the ballot in April, saying did not think he had the right motivation.
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.