Steelville voters will have two decisions to make on the April 7 ballot—whether to support the extension of the Crawford County capital improvement tax and who they’d like to see sit on the Steelville School Board. There are also two seats open on the Steelville City Council but no competition for the openings.
The Steelville School Board met in closed session twice this past week—once to hire an athletic director and another to hire an elementary principal. The board also held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 19.
Kindergarten Screening in Steelville is Thursday, March 26. If parents did not attend kindergarten registration, they need to call the elementary school office at 775-2099 to schedule an appointment and get the necessary paperwork.
Steelville native Josh Booker will be the new Athletic Director for the Steelville School District. Booker will take the place of Jeff Tolly, who will retire at the end of the current school year after 29 years in the district and 15 as Athletic Director.
Steelville Elementary’s new principal is one who started her educational career in that very building. Her first day of kindergarten was in Steelville and she spent her entire K-12 school career in the local district. Stephanie Billingsley was selected to take over as elementary principal beginning with the 2015-16 school year during last Thursday’s school board meeting.