COVID-19 Town Hall: CPS superintendent talks hybrid learning
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 9:25pm
COLUMBIA - Following Tuesday's school board meeting, Columbia Public Schools' Superintendent Peter Stiepleman talked with KOMU 8's Emily Spain about a possible hybrid model of instruction, a later start date and recent protests.
Check out his answers below or watch them in the video above.
Columbia residents continue to drop off their recycling at centers as bins overflow
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 7:36pm
COLUMBIA — It's been almost one month since Columbia residents were told their recycling would no longer be picked up and they must bring them to one of the 11 drop off spots around town.
Even with multiple locations bins can be seen overfilled with items on the ground. Sanitation workers recommend breaking down or folding boxes to create more room in the bins.
Senate committee approves bill addressing crime, sends to floor for discussion
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 6:35pm
JEFFERSON CITY — The Senate Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety voted to approve a bill (SB1) to address violent crime in Missouri, sending it to the Senate floor for discussion.
This comes after Governor Parson called a special session to address violent crime in Missouri. The bill aims to modify provisions related to public safety.
MSHAA announces schools meeting virtually can participate in activities [embedded content]
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 5:58pm
COLUMBIA— The Missouri State High School Activities Association has given fully online schools the opportunity to compete within in-person activities.
The decision comes after the Board of Directors met virtually on Tuesday, August 4.
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Parson talks back-to-school in Wednesday briefing
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 5:39pm
JEFFERSON CITY — Less than 24 hours after securing the Republican nomination for governor, Mike Parson gave a media briefing largely focused on the upcoming school year.
An update guideline for reopening schools was released on Monday that addresses many FAQs about the upcoming school year. The document was originally released on July 9.
UM system temporarily stops standardized test requirements
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 4:03pm
COLUMBIA —The University of Missouri has announced a new temporary program that does not require standardized testing for all first-time undergraduate applicants.
According to a news release from the university, the new policy will apply to undergraduate students who are applying for the 2021-22 school year.
Medicaid expansion passed in Missouri: what's next?
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 3:13pm
COLUMBIA — Amendment 2, which greatly expands Medicaid eligibility in Missouri, passed Tuesday night. But the next steps are more complicated.
Missouri residents who now qualify for Medicaid may not actually reap those benefits until next year, according to Missouri Hospital Association spokesperson Dave Dillon.
Truman's Bar issued formal citation for breaking health order
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 1:57pm
COLUMBIA — Truman's Bar and Grill was issued a formal citation from Columbia's municipal court for violating the recent social distancing health order.
The establishment "operated a bar and failed to ensure social distancing directives," according to the citation.
Callaway County leaders discuss unifying COVID-19 message
Posted on 5 August 2020 at 11:59am
FULTON — Leaders from across Callaway County met in Fulton on Wednesday to present a unified message regarding COVID-19.
The press conference featured representatives from Fulton, Auxvasse, Holts Summit, Mokane, New Bloomfield, Kingdom City and the Callaway County Health Department.