michelle baumstark http://kbia.org en CPS investigates First Student bus driver after arrest http://kbia.org/post/cps-investigates-first-student-bus-driver-after-arrest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Columbia Public Schools were notified Friday, March 14 and began investigating an incident where a bus driver hit a Shepard Boulevard Elementary School student inside the bus.</p><p>As soon as Shepard Boulevard Elementary School heard about the incident, the principal began reviewing surveillance tapes capturing the incident inside the bus. Columbia Public Schools spokesperson, Michelle Baumstark, says, it was at this point that the principal felt it was necessary to notify Columbia police.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:46:27 +0000 Heather Adams 49838 at http://kbia.org CPS investigates First Student bus driver after arrest Columbia Public Schools purchases property for new school http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-purchases-property-new-school <p></p><p>Columbia Public Schools reached a deal to purchase property for new elementary school. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:31:16 +0000 Sangyoon Jeong 42739 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools purchases property for new school Columbia Public Schools renews bus contract http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-renews-bus-contract <p>The Columbia School Board is renewing its yearly contract with First Student. The transportation system for elementary and high school students is constantly changing to make the out-of-school environment as pleasant as possible.</p><p>First Student Manager Craig Caldwell said the recent change from a two tier system to a three tier system is expected to prevent tension on the buses.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:24:49 +0000 Marcel Clark 42232 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools renews bus contract Grants for innovation awarded to Columbia teachers http://kbia.org/post/grants-innovation-awarded-columbia-teachers <p></p><p>The Columbia Public Schools Foundation awarded more than 61 thousand dollars in grants for the 2013-2014 school year at a reception at Hickman High School Wednesday evening. Community Relations Director for Columbia Public Schools Michelle Baumstark says the grants provide opportunities for education that the district could not afford in the regular budget.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:48:11 +0000 Jordan Locke 40819 at http://kbia.org Grants for innovation awarded to Columbia teachers MU researchers receive funding for science teaching program http://kbia.org/post/mu-researchers-receive-funding-science-teaching-program <p>According to an article in the journal Science, 60 percent of teachers are “cautious” when teaching science. But the National Science Foundation has recently approved a grant that will help Missouri teachers build confidence on teaching the subject.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:17:49 +0000 Janet Saidi 39485 at http://kbia.org MU researchers receive funding for science teaching program Low achieving Missouri schools could get a boost from the federal government http://kbia.org/post/low-achieving-missouri-schools-could-get-boost-federal-government <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Education announced it’s giving $7.7 million to the state of Missouri to improve low achieving schools through the Department’s School Improvement Grant program. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:43:03 +0000 Ben Wilson 35413 at http://kbia.org Low achieving Missouri schools could get a boost from the federal government After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe http://kbia.org/post/after-precautionary-lockdown-cps-reports-students-and-staff-safe <p>The Columbia Public School District placed all district schools on what it calls a “modified lockdown” on Tuesday while law enforcement officials were engaged in a vehicle pursuit.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:22:09 +0000 Janet Saidi 26099 at http://kbia.org After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe Newtown tragedy brings safety plans into focus for Columbia Schools http://kbia.org/post/newtown-tragedy-brings-safety-plans-focus-columbia-schools <p>Following today’s fatal school shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Columbia Public Schools administrators have spent the day discussing safety strategies and offering assurance to principals, educators and parents.</p><p>Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark called today’s incident a “nightmare” – but one that schools have to prepare for: "You know we really hope that we never ever have to use the emergency plans, but it is important to have those in place."</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:54:02 +0000 Janet Saidi 25965 at http://kbia.org Newtown tragedy brings safety plans into focus for Columbia Schools Case of whooping cough at Hickman High School http://kbia.org/post/case-whooping-cough-hickman-high-school <p>The 15<sup>th</sup> case of whooping cough has been reported in Boone County. Columbia Public Schools are working to prevent further cases of whooping cough after a confirmed case in the school district.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:48:11 +0000 India Everett 25377 at http://kbia.org Case of whooping cough at Hickman High School Columbia Public Schools explores ways to improve access to records http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-explores-ways-improve-access-records <p>Parents with students in the Columbia Public School District may have easier access to their child&rsquo;s school records in the upcoming school year. Fri, 25 May 2012 23:10:24 +0000 bryan whitton 14802 at http://kbia.org Columbia schools briefly locked down after burglary http://kbia.org/post/columbia-schools-briefly-locked-down-after-burglary <p>Three Columbia schools have re-opened after a reported burglary in the area caused a lockdown to be enforced.</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:08:38 +0000 Liam Keegan 12634 at http://kbia.org Columbia public schools get a revenue bump http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-get-revenue-bump <p>Columbia public schools are 7-and-a-half million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday&rsquo;s election.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:40:55 +0000 Danny Kennedy 11995 at http://kbia.org Columbia public schools get a revenue bump Schools celebrate Black History Month http://kbia.org/post/schools-celebrate-black-history-month <p>Public schools all around Columbia will put on a number of events to celebrate and educate the community about Black History Month this February. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:14:22 +0000 8309 at http://kbia.org