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Columbia's Rock Bridge high school is one of three CPS high schools covered by the new 2023 SRO agreement approved by the school board (2021 file photo courtesy of CPS' Michelle Baumstark)

Icy roads causes numerous mid-Missouri schools to close on Friday

Rock Bridge high school is located in south Columbia (file photo is courtesy of CPS spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark)

Mid-Missouri’s largest school district, Columbia Public Schools (CPS), has a two-hour late start on Friday morning.

CPS spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark notes this is being done for safety reasons and to allow buses to navigate routes with daylight. Baumstark says that means buses will pick up students two hours later than their normal pick-up time.

Meantime, continued deteriorating icy roads have prompted dozens of mid-Missouri school districts to cancel classes for Friday. They include Jefferson City Public Schools (JCPS), Morgan County R-2 schools in Versailles, North Callaway R-1 in Kingdom City and Eldon R-1. They also include St. Joseph Catholic in Pilot Grove, Cole County R-5 in Eugene and St. Andrew in Tipton.

You can find the full list of school closings on our website.


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