columbia school board http://kbia.org en Live Blog: Columbia Schools Superintendent Meet & Greet http://kbia.org/post/live-blog-columbia-schools-superintendent-meet-greet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Follow this blog for live, continuing coverage of the "Meet and Greet" event for the two finalists for the Columbia Board of Education's superintendent position.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:57:43 +0000 Mark Bergin 49424 at http://kbia.org Live Blog: Columbia Schools Superintendent Meet & Greet Columbia school board candidates discuss goals at open forum http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-candidates-discuss-goals-open-forum <p>Columbia school board candidates Joseph Toepke, Jonathan Sessions, Paul Cushing and Helen Wade participated Friday in a forum hosted by Muleskinners.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:54:23 +0000 Lauren Dunn 49318 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board candidates discuss goals at open forum 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 High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan http://kbia.org/post/high-schoolers-community-members-speak-out-against-school-start-times-board-plan <p></p><p>The Columbia School District's Board of Education is reconsidering the school start times included in its controversial three-tier transportation plan. At last night’s board meeting,district parents, students and employees spoke loud and clear: The current proposed start times simply don’t work.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:54:49 +0000 Harum Helmy 27294 at http://kbia.org High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan Columbia school board seeks feedback on three-tier plan http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-seeks-feedback-three-tier-plan <p></p><p>The Columbia School District's Board of Education has agreed to move forward with a three-tier transportation system for district schools. The three-tier system means that elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools will have staggered start times allowing busses to have layered pickup and dropoff times. At a regular board meeting last night, board members said the next step is getting community feedback.</p><p>The board is issuing a survey later this week asking parents, teachers, and students for feedback about the potential three-tier system.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:13:09 +0000 Jack Wascher 25731 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board seeks feedback on three-tier plan EEZ discussion spills into Columbia School Board meeting http://kbia.org/post/eez-discussion-spills-columbia-school-board-meeting <p>Columbia's very public discussion about a proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone in the city made an appearance at Monday night's School Board meeting, where residents said the policy could negatively impact education funding by reducing tax revenue to schools. The EEZ policy has been supported by some economic development groups to encourage new-business development in the city.</p><p>Five Columbia residents spoke out against the EEZ policy in the Columbia School Board's public comment session Monday night.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:47:12 +0000 Maoling Xiong 24549 at http://kbia.org EEZ discussion spills into Columbia School Board meeting Columbia Board of Education to appoint new member http://kbia.org/post/columbia-board-education-appoint-new-member <p>The Columbia Board of Education will appoint a new member this month after Paul Cushing’s resignation.</p><p>Board President Tom Rose says it will not hold an election for the position – it’ll accept applicants instead.</p><p>"We'll interview the candidates on October 30 at an evening meeting that is open for anyone to attend. We essentially develop a list of questions that we have that they are able to prepare and we'll have each of them answer," says Rose.</p><p>The four current applicants are Rex Cone, Tim Parshall, Bill Kinney, and former board member Darin Preis.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:17:51 +0000 Jennifer White 22519 at http://kbia.org Columbia Board of Education to appoint new member Columbia School Board supports raising state's cigarette tax http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-supports-raising-states-cigarette-tax <p>Columbia's school board has come out in favor of a state ballot measure that would raise the state's cigarette tax and possibly bring money to public schools.</p><p>Proposition B is a proposed tobacco tax on November's ballot. It would raise taxes on cigarettes purchased in Missouri, which is currently ranked 11th in smoking rates and has the lowest cigarette tax of any state. The proposed tax would move Missouri to 36th place in nation-wide cigarette taxes and some of the money collected would be used to fund public schools.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:04:29 +0000 India Everett 22471 at http://kbia.org Columbia School Board supports raising state's cigarette tax Exam: The rest of the Columbia school board candidate interviews http://kbia.org/post/exam-rest-columbia-school-board-candidate-interviews <p>This week on the show, you&rsquo;ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesday&rsquo;s election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:13:52 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Brian Pepoon & Matt Veto 11673 at http://kbia.org Exam: The rest of the Columbia school board candidate interviews Video: Interviews with the candidates for Columbia school board http://kbia.org/post/video-interviews-candidates-columbia-school-board <p>KBIA has interviewed the candidates for Columbia school board in its studio. Here are the full-length interviews. You can hear excerpts of these interviews on the air on KBIA&#39;s &quot;Exam.&quot;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_kktCgNTI&amp;list=UUnbFQE-R31K_N8YM_C4iB0A&amp;index=2&amp;feature=plcp</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtF1KLvCkMM&amp;list=UUnbFQE-R31K_N8YM_C4iB0A&amp;index=1&amp;feature=plcp</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-__eLD5JU&amp;list=UUnbFQE-R31K_N8YM_C4iB0A&amp;index=4&amp;feature=plcp</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:01:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 11501 at http://kbia.org Video: Interviews with the candidates for Columbia school board Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates http://kbia.org/post/exam-talking-columbias-school-board-candidates <p>This&nbsp;week on the show, you&rsquo;ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board&nbsp;in Columbia. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:10:13 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Nick Gass & Daina Schnese 11271 at http://kbia.org Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates Ballot measures approved by school board http://kbia.org/post/ballot-measures-approved-school-board <p>A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously&nbsp;approved&nbsp;by&nbsp;Columbia&nbsp;school board&nbsp;members, to go on the&nbsp;April ballot.&nbsp;The move came at last night&#39;s&nbsp;school board meeting.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:36:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 6721 at http://kbia.org Ballot measures approved by school board Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries http://kbia.org/post/committee-recommend-plan-b-cps-school-boundaries <p>The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:43:28 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 5676 at http://kbia.org Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries Construction to Begin on High School Gymnasiums http://kbia.org/post/construction-begin-high-school-gymnasiums <p>Construction is set to begin on gymnasiums at both Hickman and Rockbridge High Schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:44:25 +0000 3666 at http://kbia.org