St. James News

Graduation will benefit from state reopening

    St. James graduation will benefit from Governor Mike Parson’s announcement last week that Missouri would fully reopen and enter Phase 2 of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan. Seniors will be allowed to bring more guests than expected, but social distancing will still be encouraged.

Board approves change order for construction project

    A change order in the amount of $81,346 was approved by the St. James Board of education on June 11. Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, discussed the order with the board on the ongoing construction project following a walk through of the project earlier in the day.

Board members sworn in

    The St. James Board of Education reorganized last week after certifying the June 2 election results. Reelected board members Barb Smith and Shalena Doss joined newcomer Jon Rapp in taking the oath of office. The board met in special session to certify the results within the timeframe required by state law.

Protest to support social change held Saturday

    A small group of protesters spent Saturday near Lucy Wortham James Elementary School to support social change. Holding signs stating, “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace.” and others. They stayed on Jefferson Street attracting honks by passing cars in favor of their efforts, as well as others who voiced their opposition to the peaceful protest.