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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.

Lawmakers Look To Expand Charter Schools

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Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.

  Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would require public schooldistricts to sell certain vacant buildings to charter schools that request them.

Republican Rep. David Wood of Versailles on Monday discussed the measure, which is part of an effort to revamp the state's student transfer law.

Lawmakers turned to charters after Gov. Jay Nixon last year vetoed legislation to allow students to transfer to private, nonreligious schools.

Supporters say expanding charters might require measures to make it easier for them to buy or lease buildings because traditional public schools sometimes are reluctant to sell to charters because of potential competition for students.

Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Steve Green said he opposes the bill because it would take away local control and create discord.

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