On Monday, October 12, the Columbia Board of Education voted to allow students grades PreK-5 and some prioritized Career Education classes to return to in-person learning on a four-day-a-week schedule beginning on October 19. Middle and high school students are all virtual until further notice. This decision does not impact CPSElementary@Mizzou or CPSVirtual students.
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.
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Columbia Public Schools with the 2020-2021 Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and is conferred only to school districts whose budgets have undergone a rigorous review by professional auditors and have met or exceeded the program's stringent criteria.
Columbia Public Schools welcomes John Warner Middle School as the district's seventh middle school. The building was completed on-time and on-budget and is ready to welcome students once the district returns to in-person instruction. Watch the virtual tour on CPS-TV at https://bit.ly/JWMS20. Thank you to our voters for the approval of the $35 million bond project to make the school possible.
The Board of Directors of The Global Health Leaders Conference at Johns Hopkins University would like to congratulate Rock Bridge High School students Shruti Gautam and Saloni Chaurasia for presenting at The 2020 GHLC at JHU (held virtually).
4:30 PM Finance Committee Meeting
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Policy Committee Meeting
7:30 AM Board of Education Work Session