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The Columbia School Board voted to approve members of the Lee Elementary naming committee Thursday morning. The committee will be responsible for considering the school’s official name, Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

Columbia Public Schools Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said community diversity is strong within the committee.

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The Columbia Board of Education debated a major change for one of its elementary schools at last night’s meeting. Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School, 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.

Lee parent Candace Sall said she is excited for the changes to come.

New student housing could cause parking problems

Mar 6, 2012

Last night, the Columbia City Council approved a zoning request for new student housing, which will be put in on Locust Street between Hitt and Waugh Streets. But the decision has many parents and school board officials from Lee Elementary School expressing their concerns about the future increase in traffic.