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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.

CPS Chief Equity Officer Seeks Court-Ordered Protection From Local Activist

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A public debate over racial equity in the schools took a personal turn this week as Columbia Public School Chief Equity Officer Carla London sought protective orders against the president of Race Matters, Friends.

In papers filed Monday, London asked for court-ordered protection for herself and her children against Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, a vocal critic of the school district who has called for London’s resignation. London alleges that Wilson-Kleekamp is stalking and harassing London and her children on social media.

Wilson-Kleekamp, who denies the charge, shared the proposed protective orders with the Missourian, and discussed them at a Wednesday meeting of Race Matters, Friends.

"She is not going to stop me for holding her accountable, and it's sad she used her kids to do this," Wilson-Kleekamp told an audience of a about 15 people.

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