public schools

David Shane via Flickr

Republican floor leader John Diehl is hoping to add the statewide lottery to the 2016 ballot for a revote he announced Wednesday. Diehl wants to give the public an opportunity to reconsider the value of the lottery and its relationship with the public school system.

school buses
Twix / Flickr

Missouri education officials have granted provisional accreditation to the Kansas City School District.

state capitol
Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

Missouri senators have approved legislation that would control student transfers from the state's most troubled school districts.

As public school starts Thursday in both Columbia and Jefferson City, those school districts are dealing with a surge in student enrollment. To deal with this, the districts have hired several teachers at the last minute to maintain a healthy ratio of students to instructors.

Although enrollment numbers are expected to fluctuate for the next few weeks, Columbia and Jefferson City have added several teachers at the elementary level to accommodate the influx of younger students.

File / KBIA

Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools.

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

Apr 9, 2012
File / KBIA

Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.