Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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School board candidates say biggest challenge is lack of confidence, trust

During a forum, each of the five candidates for Jefferson City Board of Education opined on the district’s No. 1 challenge. Most alluded to a breakdown in teacher morale and trust in school leaders as the district’s top concern.

Funding tops educators’ legislative priorities

Missouri’s schools will not be fully funded under a budget proposal approved by the Missouri House on Thursday, but the plan did increase funding by about $74 million.

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Lynda Zimmerman — Helping Mid-Missouri stay healthy

As a nutrition and health specialist for University of Missouri Extension in Cole County, Lynda Zimmerman oversees numerous programs designed to help Mid-Missourians live healthier lives.

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Truman State trumpeter coming to Jefferson City

As a professor of trumpet at Truman State University, Gregory Jones will be the guest performer at the Jefferson City Symphonic Band’s concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran High School.

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Five offer ideas for seat on school board

About 55 Jefferson City residents gathered Tuesday to listen as five candidates for the Jefferson City Board of Education faced off at a forum on the Lincoln University campus.

JCPS keeps edge despite tight budget

District battles below average per pupil spending

The Jefferson City Public Schools have managed to keep faculty salaries high and student-teacher ratios low despite being one of the most-underfunded districts in the state, the Board of Education was told Monday.

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JCHS speech-debate team heads to state competition

Three ninth-graders qualified for the state competition when they competed last weekend at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) District Tournament at Parkway South High School.

Art auction to benefit HALO foundation

Do you have some empty space on your walls? Or in your heart?

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Candidates: Rift with teachers must be healed

Five seeking two school board seats offer perspectives

Healing the rift that has developed between the Jefferson City Public School Board of Education and many of the district’s teachers is something all five board candidates say they view as a priority.

JCPS extends school bus contract

First Student, one of the largest providers of school bus services in the United States, will continue to transport students for the Jefferson City Public Schools.

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