Education of rural Missouri children is Jim Tice’s legacy

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

This past week, Missouri’s children lost one of their biggest advocates when Jim Tice, former superintendent of both the Sullivan and Strafford school districts and distance education pioneer, passed away.

Anyone who ever met Jim would have found it hard to forget him. His personality was unique and memorable, but he was also — how can I put this — roundish. In fact, at first look his diameter appeared to almost match his height.