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  • New middle school principal announced

    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.

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  • Center of Responsive Education leadership announcement

    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.

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  • Battle High School Leadership

    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.

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  • Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence Awards

    Seven Columbia Public Schools’ educators have been selected as this year’s Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence honorees.

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  • Last day of school: Tuesday, May 28

    Tuesday, May 28 will be the LAST DAY of school.  It will be an early release day.

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  • Columbia Public Schools receives national recognition

    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.

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  • Hickman Ethics Bowl Team qualifies for nationals

    The Hickman High School Ethics Bowl Team won the midwest regionals, qualifying the team to compete at the National High School Ethics Bowl to be held at the University of North Carolina in April.

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  • Attendance area changes approved

    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.

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