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Discrimination lawsuit filed against CPS by middle school student, father

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A discrimination lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against Columbia Public Schools by a middle school student and her father. The lawsuit — which also names Oakland Middle School, its principal Jeff Mielke, teacher Vanessa Hickem and Superintendent Brian Yearwood – seeks damages, accusing CPS of negligent infliction of emotional distress and racial

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Columbia Board of Education reviews attendance reports, survey results

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Columbia’s Board of Education held a work session Thursday going over data reports, survey results collected throughout the district and more. The meeting was at 7:30 a.m. at the Aslin Administration building. Dr. Helen Porter led the presentation of principal data reports from Battle Elementary School, West Boulevard Elementary School and Hickman

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Heart of Missouri United Way and MU Health to give out free books to first and second grade students

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) On Wednesday, the Heart of Missouri United way and MU Health Care delivered 2,600 Read Across Columbia books to Columbia Public Schools. The event was held from 9:30 a.m. till 11 a.m. at Benton Elementary School on Hinkson Ave. The collaboration between the organizations and school district provided 650 literacy bags for

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CPS, Jefferson City School District awarded $300,000 from DESE school safety grant; Fulton Public Schools, Southern Boone get $200,000

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Columbia Public Schools and the Jefferson City School District were among the few schools to get the maximum amount of funding from the latest round of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education School Safety Grants. CPS and JCSD each received $300,000 for school safety improvements. Fulton Public schools was another area

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Columbia Board of Education ratifies School Safety Grant application at Monday night meeting

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Columbia Board of Education reviewed and ratifies its application for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education School Safety Grant during its Monday night meeting. CPS is requesting $300,000 from DESE to improve a number of security functions, according to the agenda. This is DESE’s Second round of grant funding, the

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