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Snowy street
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As we turn towards winter, the chance for school cancelations are increasing by the day. 

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Kids of Columbia Public schools can expect to ride in new busses starting next fall.

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In a new annual report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Columbia Public School District’s bus fleet comes in just below the state average on school bus maintenance standards. The report looks for defects in school buses and deems them approved, defective, or out-of-service. Columbia Public School district had 23 buses ruled defective and four put out of service, meaning that 85 percent of the district’s 188 buses were approved as up to standard. The state average for approved buses is 89 percent.

Newscast for April 6, 2012

Apr 6, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House endorses teacher tenure compromise
  • Ruling could doom payday loan ballot initiative
  • Missouri House approves advertising on school buses