Jimmy will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to become the principal at the new middle school is south Columbia. He has been the assistant principal at Jefferson Middle School since 2013. He will transition into the principal role this summer and will spend the 2019‐2020 school year working on the operations and activities associated with opening a brand new school. The new school is set to open in fall of 2020.
Tina Woods will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to become the director at the Center of Responsive Education for the 2019‐20 school year. The Center of Responsive Education (CORE) houses the Quest and Connections programs, as well as districtwide staff, including autism support, community skills support, districtwide behavior support, and other special programs. Woods will take the reins from Connie Divine, who announced her retirement earlier this school year.
Adam Taylor will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to become the associate principal at Battle High School for the 2019-20 school year and the principal in the 2020-21 school year. Taylor will work alongside current principal Kim Presko in 2019-20 and will become the new principal in 2020-21 after Presko’s retirement. Presko announced her plans to retire in 2020 earlier this school year.
Columbia Public Schools will be awarded the Magna Award for Equity Programs for its work with the Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition. The district has earned first place recognition among medium-sized school districts from across the country.
The Columbia Board of Education voted on new attendance areas for middle and high schools at its February 11 meeting. In 2020, Columbia Public Schools will open its seventh middle school. In order to incorporate the new middle school into the school district and address continued growth in Columbia, secondary (grades 6-12) attendance areas required adjustments. The Board of Education also approved a transfer policy that includes some grandfathering for current students.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Finance Committee Meeting
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 35th Annual Partners In Education Celebration Breakfast
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting