Columbia Public School principals have been meeting with their staffs to help decide on additional cutbacks to address a $4.4 million shortfall.
Board members voiced their hopes for constructive discussions among Columbia public school staffs facing likely reductions in personnel because of budget shortfalls this year.
State legislative leaders and university officials agreed that the University of Missouri System Board of Curators will keep its authority.
That makes nine candiates who will be running for two seats on the Columbia School Board.
Steve Calloway will not run for another term this year in order to focus his time on his family.
Thirteen-year-old Rayna Sims and about 100 of her classmates are working toward bringing awareness of the world water crisis to Columbia through a UNICEF fundraising effort known as the Tap Project. The idea is to get local businesses to encourage customers to donate $1 or more for otherwise free tap water.
Marc Bledsoe filed his application on Wednesday to run for the school board. He said it is time to look at the facts and do what is best for the district and its students.
Honored by the American Institute of Architects, Beverly Borduin, the principal at Grant Elementary School, shared the credit for creation of an ecologically sustainable schoolhouse.
Greg Flippin, a manager for Missouri Employers Mutual, filed his application for the Columbia School Board on Monday. Two positions are open in the April 7 election.
Bill Merideth joined the race for one of two open seats on the Columbia School Board on Friday, bringing the number of applicants to five.
At the Columbia Board of Education's first meeting of the year Monday evening, Jim Ritter, superintendent of the Columbia public schools, did not recommend any property tax levy increase because of current economic conditions.
A letter from the Social Security Administration to Sen. Claire McCaskill said a July 1 deadline to work out issues "may slip."
Jan Kauffman, who won the 1994 Teacher of the Year honor, violated her probation for a second time by contacting Tyson Wilson, a former student who is in prison for drug and assault convictions.
Garten, who filed for school board candidacy on Friday, withdrew his name on Monday, citing scheduling conflicts.
They use the language resources available but still struggle with full assimilation into American life
In 1975, the federal government promised to fund 40 percent of the excess costs of public school districts' special education bill. Yet the government hasn't funded more than 18.5 percent, putting a greater strain on districts to cover the increasing costs.
Collaboration in the Columbia art world exists on the levels of the conceptual, the procedural and the presentational. And you don’t have to be a professional artist to appreciate its effects.
Nathan Garten, a 27-year-old senior credit manager at Wells Fargo, filed Friday morning as a candidate for one of the two open positions on the school board on the April ballot. He is the third candidate to enter the race.
The use of the projected $130 million annually in new casino taxes figures to spark debate during the legislative session that starts Wednesday — partly because new tax dollars are expected to be scarce.
Michelle Pruitt was involved in the successful campaign to revise the math curriculum in the Columbia Public School District.