columbia public schools

Catching up with the future principal of Battle HS

Mar 12, 2012
Camille Phillips / KBIA

Battle High School won’t open its doors until August 2013, but the school’s future principal is already busy making plans. KBIA’s Camille Phillips recently caught up with Dr. Kim Presko at Oakland Junior High, where she has been principal for the past twelve years.

Residents of Columbia will be voting on ballot measures that will fund future projects for Columbia Public Schools. The measures would help fund projects that will begin in 2014, and some residents feel that it’s the right time to look towards the future of Columbia Public Schools. 

MU Cooperative Media Group

MU Extension will premiere a documentary about the life of Eliot Battle, a long time educator and counselor for Columbia Public Schools.

The Columbia Board of Education has given final approval to the district’s attendance boundaries.  Tweaked from out of 182 possible scenarios, the Board Monday approved Approach B, which divides Columbia Public School’s Secondary Boundaries into six intermediate schools for grades 6-8 and three high schools for grades 9-12.

Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia’s Battle High School Monday. Jacob Sirna was named Assistant Principal of the new high school which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013.

Public schools all around Columbia will put on a number of events to celebrate and educate the community about Black History Month this February.


A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously approved by Columbia school board members, to go on the April ballot. The move came at last night's school board meeting.

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum
  • State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange
  • School board wants voters to eliminate trailers in public schools

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Elizabeth Trovall / KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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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.

Camille Phillips / KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

Columbia’s Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee recently completed a series of eight public forums where Columbia residents could gather and share opinions about the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools.


This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.

This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country.  And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China.