christine king http://kbia.org en CPS superintendent search proceeds with 19 applicants http://kbia.org/post/cps-superintendent-search-proceeds-19-applicants <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education, with help from the Missouri School Board Association, is continuing its search for a new superintendent of Columbia schools. The current superintendent, Chris Belcher, announced in January that he was planning to retire in June.</span></p><p>The Board began its search shortly after Belcher’s announcement and just closed the job posting February 14. Board President Christine King said there is a total 19 candidates.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:58:46 +0000 Mark Collins 48475 at http://kbia.org CPS superintendent search proceeds with 19 applicants CPS has yet to announce new elementary school location http://kbia.org/post/cps-has-yet-announce-new-elementary-school-location <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px;">Columbia Public Schools has yet to announce the location of a new elementary school in the southwestern part of Columbia. </span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:33:16 +0000 Jessica Stone 42429 at http://kbia.org CPS has yet to announce new elementary school location Columbia education leaders pleased with upholding of H.B. 253 veto http://kbia.org/post/columbia-education-leaders-pleased-upholding-hb-253-veto <p>The Missouri House failed to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that proposed a variety of changes to the state tax codes.&nbsp; Those changes included income tax cuts for both businesses and individuals.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proponents said the bill would have improved the business climate of Missouri, while critics believed it would significantly lower the state’s general revenue fund, resulting in cuts to state agencies and education.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:58:51 +0000 Jordan Locke 40368 at http://kbia.org Columbia education leaders pleased with upholding of H.B. 253 veto Columbia Public Schools to allow cell phones in schools http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-allow-cell-phones-schools <p>The Columbia School Board decided to allow the use of cell phones in schools.&nbsp; Christine King, president of the Columbia Public School Board of education, said this policy will help students access school material through their phones.</p><p>“We want to provide the technology of online instruction through a variety of ways to students.&nbsp; In order for them to use their iPhone, for example, to look up whatever it is they need to do for a class, we have to allow them to bring that into school,” said King.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:45:31 +0000 Collin Duft 32258 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools to allow cell phones in schools Belcher has new proposal for Columbia school start times http://kbia.org/post/belcher-has-new-proposal-columbia-school-start-times <p>At the Columbia Board of Education meeting tonight, Superintendent Chris Belcher is expected to propose a new plan for school start times.</p><p>Instead of high school students starting first at 7:20am, like in previous proposals, Belcher is recommending they begin at 9:00am after the elementary and middle schools. He says research supports his proposal. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:54:10 +0000 Tony Nochim 28692 at http://kbia.org Belcher has new proposal for Columbia school start times Possible budget cuts could affect public schools http://kbia.org/post/possible-budget-cuts-could-affect-public-schools <p>The Missouri National Education Association is warning of the fallout for public schools if congress does not act to avoid the so called fiscal cliff.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:24:19 +0000 Sapna Khatri 25555 at http://kbia.org Possible budget cuts could affect public schools Columbia school board considers start times http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-considers-start-times <p>The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education is considering making changes to school start times next year. This idea is currently being discussed among the school board with multiple proposals.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:48:50 +0000 Janet Saidi 25346 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board considers start times Four candidates vie for opening on Columbia Board of Education http://kbia.org/post/four-candidates-vie-opening-columbia-board-education <p>Four candidates are contending this month for the open position in the <a href="http://www.columbia.k12.mo.us/boardofed.php" target="_blank">Columbia Board of Education. </a>The position was formerly occupied by Paul Cushing who resigned to take an out of state job.</p><p>The four applicants are freelance media producer Rex Cone, Tim Parshall, the assistant director of the Assessment Resource Center at MU, Bill Kinney, an ear, nose and throat physician, and Executive Director of Central Missouri Community Action, Darin Preis.</p><p>Current board members will select the replacement.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:03:38 +0000 Jennifer White 22585 at http://kbia.org Four candidates vie for opening on Columbia Board of Education King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats http://kbia.org/post/king-cushing-claim-columbia-school-board-seats <p>Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.</p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:32:20 +0000 Nick Gass & Elizabeth Trovall 11792 at http://kbia.org King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats