Retired Air Force Col. Scott K. Gibson III brings experiences abroad and at previous headmaster positions to his new post as head of Columbia Independent School.
Although private schools nationwide are feeling the pinch of the economic recession, many are choosing not to raise tuition. "Increased tuition in response to an economic downturn generally leads to increased student attrition," said Scott K. Gibson III, head of school for Columbia Independent School.
Jan Mees was elected president, and Tom Rose was elected vice president of the board at Monday night's meeting.
Starting today, parents may begin registering their children to start kindergarten in the fall. Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent of elementary education for Columbia Public Schools, gives parents the information necessary for registration.
The board, as it adds two members, is set to face more challenges Monday night.
Now, the majority of members on the Columbia School Board have been on hand for a year or less. That means a lot of on-the-job training and a fair dose of excitement.
Columbia residents are casting their ballots for the Second Ward and Sixth Ward City Council members and school board elections Tuesday until 7 p.m.
What voters had to say at Shepard Boulevard Elementary about the Sixth Ward elections
The budget for the city and Columbia Public Schools were key issues for those voters who turned out Tuesday morning.
Voters at Rock Bridge Christian Church had these thoughts about Tuesday's election.
A trickle of voters showed up Tuesday morning at the Columbia Public Library to choose two school board members from among nine candidates.
Jacque Cowherd, a name well known for years in Columbia Public Schools, was named the Fulton Public School District's new superintendent on Monday. Cowherd has worked in education for more than 30 years.
Rock Bridge Young Democrats hosted a forum for school board candidates on Tuesday.
Teens who can't find regular work might consider babysitting or errand-running, among other entrepreneurial jobs.
Teens seeking summer jobs should practice interviewing and cast a wide net, among other things, experts say.
The candidates fielded questions Tuesday night that centered on concerns of the First Ward.
Adam Sorg thinks his experiences making ends meet while still keeping his son a priority are strong qualifications in his bid for the Columbia School Board.
Michelle Pruitt's commitment to Columbia Public Schools is underscored by years of committee work, much of it focused on reforming how math is taught.
Passionate about math, Marc Bledsoe thinks teachers should have the freedom to teach in ways that work best for students.