columbia public school district http://kbia.org en Columbia School District bond passes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-district-bond-passes <p>Columbia residents voted to approve the school board's $50 million bond issue on Tuesday, April 8.</p><p>The bond passed with 63.5 percent approval, coming in with just over 7,000 votes.</p><p>Superintendent Chris Belcher celebrated the bond's passing alongside winning school board members Helen Wade and Jonathan Sessions at Bleu Restaurant.</p><p>Belcher said he was very pleased with the community's support for the board's ten-year facilities plan.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:37:29 +0000 Hope Kirwan & Arial Ruffin 51047 at http://kbia.org Columbia School District bond passes Exam: CPS requests $50 million bond, Benton Elementary's STEM approach attracts families http://kbia.org/post/exam-cps-requests-50-million-bond-benton-elementarys-stem-approach-attracts-families <p>Municipal elections are Tuesday, and there are a few education issues on the ballot. Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions, Joseph Toepke and Helen Wade are the four candidates running for three spots on the Columbia school board. Voters in Hallsville and Sturgeon face similar races for their school boards, and in Ashland, eight candidates are running for three vacant school board seats. The Harrisburg school district is asking for a $2 million bond issue for security and technology improvements.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 50898 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public School district requests $50 million bond http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-school-district-requests-50-million-bond <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters will decide Tuesday if Columbia schools will be moving forward with construction or re-evaluating their plans for the future.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:52:38 +0000 Hope Kirwan 50897 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public School district requests $50 million bond Columbia Public Schools to seek $50 million bond issue http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-seek-50-million-bond-issue <p>Leaders of the Columbia public school district plan to seek another $50 million bond issue in April, followed by new $40 million bond proposals every two years until 2020.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune <a href="http://bit.ly/GLgrLc">reports</a>&nbsp;the $50 million bond issue on the April ballot will require a 4-cent tax increase. The subsequent $40 million bonds in 2016, 2018 and 2020 would require no tax increase.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:43:41 +0000 Associated Press 41855 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools to seek $50 million bond issue Columbia school board moves ahead with contruction plans for new elementary school http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-board-moves-ahead-contruction-plans-new-elementary-school <p>The Columbia Board of Education has approved construction to begin on a nearly $19 million project to build a new elementary school northeast of Columbia, adjacent to Battle High School. The board approved a bid by K&amp;S Construction of St. Louis, the lowest bidder for the project. The original budget for the project was $12 million but the board increased that based on the projected need for capitalized interest and collective bond premiums. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:56:54 +0000 Marcel Clarke 40240 at http://kbia.org Columbia school board moves ahead with contruction plans for new elementary school Douglass High celebrates largest graduating class since becoming desegregated http://kbia.org/post/douglass-high-celebrates-largest-graduating-class-becoming-desegregated <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia’s Frederick H. Douglass High School celebrated its largest graduating class since the building reopened as a desegregated high school in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p>“This day, we celebrate the triumph and determination and hope of, hear this number, people, 72 graduates,” Douglass principal Eryca Neville announced to a roaring auditorium, packed full of proud family and friends.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:10:52 +0000 Harum Helmy 34032 at http://kbia.org Douglass High celebrates largest graduating class since becoming desegregated Major changes discussed for Columbia's Lee Elementary School http://kbia.org/post/major-changes-discussed-columbias-lee-elementary-school <p>The Columbia Board of Education debated a major change for one of its elementary schools at last night’s meeting. <a href="http://service.columbia.k12.mo.us/lee" target="_blank">Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School</a>, located in the heart of downtown Columbia, is attempting to follow the example set by Ridgeway Elementary and become an autonomous school operating within the Columbia Public School District.</p><p>Lee parent Candace Sall said she is excited for the changes to come.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:05:24 +0000 Marissa Balmas 31714 at http://kbia.org Major changes discussed for Columbia's Lee Elementary School 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 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