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.
Chris Belcher and Jacque Cowherd are the only two of the six candidates whose names have been released. The sixth candidate for the top job in the Columbia Public School District will be interviewed Thursday.
With visits to the City Council and mock presidential elections, Columbia students are learning about history as it happens.
Board members extended their interview schedule to accommodate another candidate. The final two or three candidates were to have been announced Sunday. Meet-and-greet sessions for this week have been canceled.
Children aboard received no major injuries in the after-school accident.
Consultants hired by the St. Louis public school district recommended closing nearly a third of the district's schools and said other facilities need extensive renovations.
The school wasted little time in putting the Catholic Schools Week's theme to work on Monday by having parents and eighth-grade student volunteers deliver meals to elderly residents in Columbia through the Meals on Wheels program.
The public will be able to meet the finalists for the top job in Columbia Public Schools at receptions and then ask them questions.
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.