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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.

Columbia schools deputy superintendent announces retirement

Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Public Schools deputy superintendent Nick Boren announced Friday that he will be retiring from his current position. As deputy superintendent, Boren worked on long-term facility planning and creating a five-year financial plan. Assistant Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said Boren was instrumental in planning for district growth.

“He’ll be missed,” Stiepleman said.” He’s somebody who is really hands on with the things that he does and has a good ear to the ground and has a good understanding of what’s going on in the organization. That institutional knowledge is not easily achieved and we’ll miss that.”

Boren has talked about retiring prior to this announcement, Columbia Board of Education President Christine King says.

“Anytime that somebody dedicates the amount of time that Dr. Boren did not only to Columbia Public Schools, but to public education, that knowledge and that historical perspective will really be missed,” King said.

Boren’s retirement will go into effect July 1.  

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