Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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JC, French families exchange houses for summer vacations

Two families — one from Jefferson City and another from Plachy-Buyon, France — swapped houses for part of this summer, to the delight of all.

Former teacher sues Jefferson City School District

Journalism instructor alleges discrimination, harassment by administrators

A former Jefferson City High School journalism teacher has sued the district, alleging she was subjected to age and sex discrimination and harassment by the school’s administrators.

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Local family trying to bring medically fragile girl home from Ukraine

A Stringtown family is facing dire circumstances as they attempt to bring home a medically fragile, malnourished 9-year-old girl they have adopted from Ukraine.

Bond savings may lay foundation for new Blair Oaks high school

The Blair Oaks school board has been strategizing ways to collect enough money to possibly build a fourth building, possibly a senior high for grades 9-12.

Parents, teachers sound alarms over poor discipline, morale in JCPS

Some parents are perturbed by a district-wide practice that, on occasion, removes an entire class from their room in order to “remove the audience” from a student who is misbehaving. (School administrators maintain the practice is accepted in the profession.)

JCPS to give every ninth-grader iPad

School district’s technology initiative begins this fall

The Jefferson City Public School district is rolling out a technology initiative this fall that holds the potential to revolutionize the way students learn.

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Judge Patricia Breckenridge: New Supreme Court website will foster civic education

For Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, promoting better civic education is an abiding passion.

Worries about bad students, demoralized teachers

Observations expressed to Jefferson City school board

Concerns about plummeting teacher morale and a lack of discipline in the schools dominated the discussion at a coffee klatch hosted by the Jefferson City Board of Education meeting Thursday morning.

School board warms to Special Olympics proposal

Although no vote was taken on Monday, the Jefferson City Board of Education gave its tacit consent to a proposal to study whether district-owned property would work as a suitable location for the Special Olympics Missouri Training for Life campus.

Staff: Operating two high schools could get pricey

Raising enough to money to build a new school isn’t the only hurdle civic leaders face; operating the new facility also comes at a price, a committee looking at long-range plans for the Jefferson City public schools learned recently.

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