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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 Public Schools Cancels In-Person Summer School

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In-person summer school is canceled for Columbia Public Schools students this year, Superintendent Peter Stiepleman announced Thursday at a Columbia School Board meeting. 

The district is considering an optional in-person August session as well as the possibility of additional sessions throughout the 2020–21 school year.

Summer classes will be available online in June and July to high school students primarily. These will be credit advancement and credit recovery courses, which are taken mostly by high school students but in some cases by middle schoolers, district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said.

Letter grades will be given for these classes. Right now, a pass-fail system is being used as part of the district’s COVID-19 alternative learning plan.

To read more on this story, visit our partners at the Columbia Missourian.