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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 Community Invited to School District Planning Session

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Columbia Public Schools is inviting community members to join a discussion Monday evening about its facility plans for the next 10 years. The discussion is meant to help inform the needs, goals and priorities of the district. 

The event will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Road. Those who wish to attend can RSVP by emailing cpscomm@cps.12.org or calling 214-3960. An event flyer said walk-ins are welcome.

An email announcement from district spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark described the "world café" style meeting, which gives attendees the chance move around the room, participate in different rounds of conversations and share their ideas and feedback with others.

The meeting comes as long-range plans from 2006 to 2016 conclude. 

"We've accomplished many significant projects and made monumental progress on addressing growth, maintaining our existing facilities, and eliminating trailers," Baumstark said in the announcement. "It's now time to determine what's next to continue to maintain our tradition of excellence."

This is the latest in a series of world cafés the district has held on a range of topics.

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