The Columbia Board of Education voted for a return to virtual learning for students PreK-5 until January 11 and for students in grades 6-12 to remain virtual until January 19. The Board of Education voted for students to return to in-person learning 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) in January. Students enrolled in CPSElementary@Mizzou and CPS Virtual are not impacted by these changes and will remain in their respective virtual learning programs.
Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman is the Missouri Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year for 2021. Stiepleman was recognized at the Missouri Association of School Administrators and Missouri School Boards' Association annual fall conference, held virtually Sept. 26.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School Learning Specialist Christine Johnson was selected by Hayley Frank with the University of Missouri Women's Basketball team to be a recipient of the Extra Yard for Teachers award. The award, sponsored by the College Football Playoff Foundation, recognizes teachers who are making a positive impact on their students.