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Below the overview of the district are links to KBIA's coverage of Columbia 93 district schools, updated as more stories are published. Columbia 93 at a glanceThe Columbia 93 school district currently includes 32 different schools. In 2014, the district had a k-12 enrollment of 17,204 students, which is 2% of the total k-12 enrollment for the state. Enrollment has been slightly increasing in recent years, 2% since 2011. While a small percent, that amounts to almost 400 more students. There have also been major re-drawing of attendance areas with the addition of Battle High School. Middle school attendance areas shape high school boundaries 00000178-cc7d-da8b-a77d-ec7d2f9e0000The changes have affected all schools in the district, including causing high school attendance to increase and overcrowding at one middle school at least.

Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools will rise next year


The price of student lunches will go up 10 cents starting in the fall of 2012. A 2010 federal requirement says school districts must generate enough revenue to pay for the cost of lunches themselves.

Rock Bridge High School director of guidance Betsy Jones says she doesn’t think the price change will be an issue for most families.

“Still, a school lunch at its cost is way less than what it would cost a family to pack a lunch or for a high school student to purchase a lunch outside of the building.”

Prices will be $2. 50 at secondary schools and $2.25 at elementary schools. Both breakfast and adult lunches will stay at their current prices: $1.35 and $3.00 respectively.