A biographical sketch of the newest Columbia Public Schools superintendent, Chris Belcher.
The Columbia School Board is considering a plan that would ask voters to approve a single $120 million bond issue for the next high school instead of continuing with a plan to ask for $60 million in 2011 and 2013.
The idea is to get a $120 million bond election on the ballot for April 2010 that would pay the construction costs all at once.
Columbia Public Schools will announce who its new superintendent is Friday. Public input mattered, said Steve Calloway, the Columbia School Board's vice president.
Hickman High School is celebrating all 18 of its National Merit semifinalists; they all were named finalists, which gives Hickman the largest number of finalists in Missouri this year.
The stimulus package that became law on Tuesday gives twice as much money to schools in the next two years as under the Bush administration and affords them an opportunity to improve the current school system.
More than 100 people showed up to see Chris Belcher, the second of two finalists for the position of superintendent of Columbia Public Schools. The School Board is expected to make its decision next week, School Board President Michelle Gadbois said.
The Regional Catholic High School in Columbia might not open as soon as expected, but officials are moving ahead with hiring plans.
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Fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School watch one of their school volunteers transform into Abraham Lincoln and deliver the Gettysburg Address. The event marked Lincoln's 200th birthday.
Kearney School District Superintendent Chris Belcher is one of two finalists selected by Columbia School Board to fill its superintendent position. Belcher's colleagues describe him as straightforward and motivated.
More than 90 students from throughout Columbia Public Schools are spending their week doing a space simulation, assuming different roles in the program. Some participants in previous years have gone on to work for NASA, according to the program facilitator.
Columbia Public Schools superintendent candidate Skip Deming fielded questions at a community forum Tuesday night.
Skip Deming, a candidate for the open superintendent position at Columbia Public School District, was described as dedicated and experienced by his former colleagues.
In order to foster appreciation in the arts, Columbia schools are using museums as another means of education. Bringing art to children has become a priority for art teachers.
The exams will replace MAP tests and will count toward the students' grade.
The Columbia School Board has scheduled public meet-and-greets with the two candidates this week. Additional interviews with each candidate will follow.
Interim Superintendent Jim Ritter will discuss the board's 2009-2010 fiscal year budget at the meeting.
“Messy Morning” was held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at West Junior High School. The program is intended to increase children's motor and reading skills and to help parents teach their children.
Skip Deming, a previous co-interim chief for the Columbia Public School District, was interviewed during an executive session of the board meeting Thursday night.
Hickman High School students are creatively raising money for the Not For Sale Campaign, which fights human trafficking worldwide.