Council approved minimum wage increase

            Many private employees across the state received a raise on January 1 when Missouri’s minimum wage increased to $12. During its January 17 meeting, the Cuba City Council took action to ensure city employees earning under that amount also received a pay increase.

Early numbers show good APR data for Cuba schools

            During January’s meeting of the Cuba School Board, Assistant Superintendent Myra Siebert shared some preliminary results from last year’s Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing. Also included in her report was a look at some other data that will be included in the district’s Annual Performance Report (APR), which is expected to be released in mid-March.

Council hires new street supervisor

            The city of Cuba has a new Street Department supervisor to replace Dennis Chandler, who announced his retirement last year. After approving the new department head during its January 17 meeting, aldermen are now looking to fill a position left open by the move, along two other job openings.

Open enrollment gets a third try in the Missouri legislature

BY BROOKE MUCKERMAN, Missouri news network
The third iteration of Rep. Brad Pollitt’s open enrollment bill was discussed Wednesday in the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
Pollitt, R-Sedalia, fielded questions regarding the changes the bill has gone through over the years and how it would affect Missouri schools and students.

Senator suggests bill that would trim unemployment benefits

BY ALLIE FEINBERG, Missouri news network
A bill that would modify the duration of unemployment benefits in the state got a hearing Wednesday with the Senate General Laws Committee.