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blue tray
Chelsea Stuart / KBIA

Columbia Public Schools have abandoned the idea of offering an "alternate meal" of a cheese sandwich and apple for students who owe more than $15 to the district.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports district nutrition services director Laina Fullum sent parents and guardians an email in early August explaining the proposal that was to go into effect Aug. 25.

Columbia residents attend public forum to discuss violence

Sep 13, 2014
Timothy Maylander / KBIA

             The Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence held its second of three public forums this week at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church last night. The public forums, titled “Let’s Talk CoMo” are designed to be community listening sessions where members of the public can talk with task force members and prominent community leaders about violence and how to stop it. About 75 people attended. The task force is focusing on what they believe are the four pillars of public safety: prevention, intervention, enforcement and re-entry.

Southwest Elementary is Ready for Construction

Sep 9, 2014
Derek Brizendine / KBIA

The Columbia Board of Education approved plans to build a new elementary school set to open in Fall 2016. 

Ben Tilley named new CPS assistant superintendent

Apr 28, 2014
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Columbia Public Schools

The Columbia Board of Education named Ben Tilley as the new assistant superintendent for Columbia Public Schools beginning July 1. 

CPS partners with Mo. DNR for new nature school

Apr 22, 2014
peter stiepleman
Columbia Public Schools

A unique partnership between Columbia Public Schools and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has sparked plans for a new school rooted in nature and science education. One-third of the $1.2 million project will be funded by the Department of Natural Resources.