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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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  • Career Center director named

    Brandon Russell has been named director of the Columbia Area Career Center. Russell has been the interim director since May. He filled the position after former director Randy Gooch was selected as Columbia Public Schools' chief operating officer.

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  • CPS assistant superintendent for secondary education announced

    Jennifer Rukstad has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia Public Schools. She is slated to begin her role on July 1, 2019.

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  • Hickman High School teacher selected for national science workshop

    Hickman High School Science Teacher Karen Hibdon is one of 10 teachers nationwide who has been selected by the National Center for Science Education to attend a teaching workshop on climate change.

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  • Hickman High School earns state recognition for continued collaboration

    Hickman High School is one of 10 schools statewide being recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for its continued efforts to maintain implementation of Professional Learning Communities standards.

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  • Use your creativity to help raise mental health awareness

    Columbia Public Schools has partnered with the Family Access Center of Excellence (FACE) and Look Around Boone to help raise awareness about mental health. Students are invited to use their creativity to enhance the mental health awareness movement by submitting artwork to Look Around Boone for possible use in it's next promotional campaign.

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