School adopts new attendance policy, rejects proposed activity policy

Steelville School Board members made two policy decisions at the July 19 meeting, determining not to allow part-time students to participate in athletics or activities and adopting an updated attendance policy for the district.

Site plan approved for school bus shed

Progress is being made, although slowly, towards construction of a new bus shed for the Steelville School District. The board held a special meeting to discuss plans on July 31, concluding the next step is to talk to the contracted architects about desired changes to the building plans.

Knights make scholarship presentations to area college students

Cuba Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary members presented a series of college scholarships to area students at a meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall held on Wednesday, August 1. The academic scholarships for graduates of Bourbon, Cuba, and Steelville high schools had been previously announced, but the checks were not awarded to the student recipients until this week.

Treasurer Schmitt encourages Missourians to take advantage of Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missourians take advantage of the state’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starting Friday, August 3 and running through Sunday, August 5.
During the sales tax holiday, clothing, personal computers and school supplies are exempt from state sales tax. The following limits apply to tax-exempt purchases:
·         An article of clothing cannot exceed a taxable value of $100.
·         School supplies are not to exceed $50 per purchase and graphing calculators are not to exceed $150.
·         Computer software cannot exceed a taxable value of $350 and personal computers or computer peripheral devices cannot exceed $1,500.
“The beginning of the school year comes with significant financial challenges for many Missouri families, so it is important they are aware of the opportunity to save on school supplies this weekend,” Schmitt said. “The sales tax holiday provides significant tax relief to Missourians and I encourage every family to take advantage of it.”
Missouri’s sales tax holiday was established by the legislature in 2003. The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a number of resources related to the tax holiday for vendors and consumers on their website.