11:51 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Dr. Peter Stiepleman will be next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools

Dr. Peter Stiepleman
Credit Columbia Public Schools

The Columbia Board of Education announced Friday that Dr. Peter Stiepleman will become superintendent of Columbia Public Schools effective July 1, 2014.

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2:26 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Columbia, Jefferson City schools closed Wednesday

Columbia Public Schools will not be in session Wednesday.  It will be the district’s third consecutive day with a snow cancelation. In an email, Jefferson City Public Schools also announced that classes were canceled.

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2:52 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Superintendent Belcher to retire from CPS in June, take job at MU

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher announced his retirement plans in a letter to the Board of Education.

Belcher will retire effective June 30, 2014 and will take a job as a faculty member in the University of Missouri College of Education. Belcher says that role will allow him “to stay connected with CPS through leadership development.”

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PM Newscasts
5:58 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Newscast for May 11, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Deaf Association wins lawsuit against state of Missouri for failing ADA standards
  • Statewide meetings discussing future of Missouri's transit start next Monday
  • Columbia Public School students will pay more for lunch in 2012
  • Insurer's lawsuit against state of Missouri's new Medicaid program dismissed
5:13 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Exam: The rest of the Columbia school board candidate interviews

Christine King and Melvin Blase

This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesday’s election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms.

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5:01 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Video: Interviews with the candidates for Columbia school board

Clockwise from top left: school board candidates Christine King, Paul Cushing, Rex Cone and Melvin Blase

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's "Exam."

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5:10 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates

This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board in Columbia.

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5:43 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries

Provided by Columbia Public Schools

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.

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