A local businessman has stepped up his efforts to get a new high school in north Columbia. In a letter sent to the Columbia School Board on Friday, George Godas increased his offer of land to 80 acres.
Orientation for the 204 new teachers who will join the Columbia Public School District’s faculty this year began Monday at Gentry Middle School.
Nearly one-third of the state’s 524 school districts have not met federal education standards.
The state has given a preliminary designation of “needing improvement” to the Columbia Public School District.
There is broad agreement across the social, political and religious spectrum and, most important, the Supreme Court, that the Bible can be taught in public schools and that knowledge of the Bible is vital to students’ understanding of literature and art.
Documents released by Columbia Public Schools on Friday contained no information about the 10 to 12 landowners Superintendent Phyllis Chase says the district talked to while looking for a site to build a new high school.
Columbia Public Schools will release information at 2 p.m. about the negotiations between Chris Mallory, the district’s land consultant, and community members about the search for and purchase of land for Columbia’s third main high school, according to a fax sent to “all media” today.
The UM System Board of Curators interviewed three to five presidential candidates in a closed session on Thursday in St. Louis. This is the second try for the curators to replace Elson Floyd as UM System president.
The Columbia Public School District is proposing the renovation of the Hickman High School swimming pool based on an in-depth evaluation that recommended significant upgrades.
Students in Columbia Public Schools will have more days off and fewer early-dismissal days in the coming year.
Rock Bridge’s annual band camp that began July 30. The camp goes for two weeks, eight hours a day.
The conference room in the Daniel Boone Government Building was packed full for a meeting Monday night. Many people were there to hear Columbia Public Schools’ presentation to the Columbia City Council about the construction of two new schools.
Columbia Public Schools is breaking the law by refusing to release information regarding its search for land for the district’s third main high school, two experts on the Missouri Sunshine Law say.
A week ago, the walls between the ceiling and the top of the bookshelves in Field Elementary School’s media center were blank. Since then, Patty Wayland, a former teacher at Field, has taken the suggestion of her colleagues and tapped into her passionately artistic side by using those walls as canvasses.
A Columbia landowner who tried to donate 40 to 50 acres of land to Columbia Public Schools two years ago says his offer still stands.
The site selected for Columbia’s third main high school is located nearly five miles from emergency services, and that distance has at least one Boone County commissioner worried.
Representatives of several Missouri districts say they made decisions differently regarding new school locations than Columbia Public Schools officials.
Columbia officials want to establish closer ties with Columbia Public Schools after feeling excluded from the decision to locate a high school three miles east of the city limits.
COLUMBIA — Local officials want closer ties after feeling excluded from the decision to locate a high school three miles east of the city limits.
The success of literacy coaches to support teachers in elementary schools led to the hiring of elementary math coaches for the coming year, said Linda Coutts, who coordinates kindergarten through fifth grade math for the Columbia Public School District.