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Columbia Public Schools Foundation announces new board member

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Board of Directors, Jan Mees. Jan Mees served the Columbia Public Schools as a library clerk for four years at Fairview Elementary and then as a library media specialist for 17 years, including as the media director at Hickman and […]

About Kathryn S. McLeod (1926-2019)

Kathryn, or “Kay” as she was known by her friends, was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to Phillip H. and Emalie (Illers) Steck. Kathryn graduated from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in 1948 with degrees in physical education and art. While at SEMO, Kathryn was active in the Womens’ Athletic Union, CLIO […]

CPSF announces $1 million gift

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) announced today the largest gift in its 25-year history, a donation of $1 million from the estate of former CPS teacher Kathryn “Kay” McLeod. The $1 million gift will give the Foundation the opportunity to double their efforts in providing grants to teachers and students in the Columbia Public […]