By CHRISTIANA NIELSON
Columbia Public Schools is hosting its Partner in Education parade at 6 p.m. May 6 downtown to kick off Partner in Education week.
Rock Bridge Elementary School is one of the schools participating in the Partner in Education program.
According to Rock Bridge Elementary Principal Sally Phillips, the parade ceremony is an outdoor event downtown with flags that represent the partnerships. The procession will begin in the area by the courthouse.
Rock Bridge Elementary is partnered with Meals on Wheels, Missouri Conservation Department, Missouri Credit Union and Hy-Vee.
“We have monthly meetings where representatives from the partnerships come together and discuss events,” Phillips said. “In some cases they provide things such as job shadowing at the Missouri Credit Union for fifth-graders.”
Phillips said the partnerships also care for some of the needs of the school building.
“They are awesome about being involved,” she said.