To Rosie Tippin, being around children isn’t just something she enjoys — it’s her life.
“It’s kind of in my blood,” said Tippin, who is campaigning for the first time for one of three open seats on the Columbia School Board.
School Board candidates offered different ways to overcome budget shortcomings in Columbia Public Schools.
Teachers, parents and students weighed in Thursday on the Columbia Public School Board’s 108 proposed budget cuts.
Many people showed up to offer input on the Ridgeway busing cuts. Other comments addressed cuts to counseling and ending insurance for part-time employees.
The Columbia School Board will meet tonight to talk about proposed ways to cut $5 million out of the district’s annual operating budget.
The Elementary Enrollment Planning Committee has finalized its initial elementary school redistricting proposal, which would reorganize boundary lines that determine attendance in the Columbia Public School District.
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.