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Friday, October 22, 2021

Waterloo School Board draws crowd … again

With Monday night’s Waterloo School Board meeting drawing an even larger crowd than last month, Gardner Elementary’s cafeteria became the backdrop for the meeting.  Parents...

Student numbers trend up

Despite continuing to deal with pandemic-related procedures and mandates, many area schools saw increases in student enrollment.  Waterloo The Waterloo school district has 2,728 students enrolled...

A new way to play at Eagleview

October may be International Augmentative and Alternative Communication Month, but Columbia’s Eagleview and Parkview Elementary schools are embracing different communication styles year-round.  With the start...

Columbia School Board talks mandates, budget

Between mask mandates, vaccine and testing requirements and ever-evolving legal precedent, schools have been put in a tough position once again this academic year.  Yet,...

How schools are spending COVID funds

Currently, schools across the state are in the process of determining how they will use the largest installment of American Rescue Plan's Elementary and...

Waterloo schools show heart

At last week’s Waterloo School board meeting, a familiar face from the American Heart Association relayed some outstanding news.  American Heart Association Youth Market Director...

Schools differ on mandate

The Columbia school district is citing the Health Care Right of Conscience Act as a means to keep personnel who do not submit to...

Mask madness at school board meeting

Similar to its last meeting, COVID matters largely took center stage at Monday’s Waterloo School Board meeting.  But this time, the police were called. After addressing...

CHS Homecoming to be on Main Street

There’ll be dancing in the streets in October as a result of the Columbia City Council approving a special use permit for Columbia High...

COVID testing rolls out at schools

With Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive order mandating school personnel be fully vaccinated or submit weekly test results going into effect Monday, the Regional Office...

Food fight: Schools struggle with deliveries

Amidst mask requirements, remote learning and yet another state executive order, Monroe County schools are also facing school meal concerns in this continuing age...

Vaccine deadline extended

On Friday, Gov. JB Pritzker issued an executive order that extends the initial COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline for school personnel.  Under the order, all personnel...
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