The October meeting of the Steelville School Board, held on Thursday, October 15, included discussion on several topics that were connected to COVID-19 concerns. School personnel talked about restrictions to sporting events, current quarantine numbers, parent-teacher conferences, a Halloween event and more—all with the ongoing pandemic dictating changes in how situations are handled.
On Thursday evening, October 15, Steelville High School inducted 18 new members of the National Honor Society, utilizing Zoom for those who were not physically present. Current President Abigale Ireland officiated the ceremony.
Santana’s Hope 4 Paws will hold a small adoption event on Saturday, October 24 from noon to 3 p.m. on Main Street at the former Turtle Earth storefront.
Steelville High School teacher Deb Schuey spoke to the school board at its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 15. The topic she addressed to the board was a concern about complaints that she was promoting the wearing of face masks to her students. The board did not respond to her statement or questions; instead, Superintendent Mike Whittaker reported he would follow up with her at a later time.
Following a request to waive required liability insurance for a pit bull dog in the city limits, Steelville City Council members voted October 5 to completely revise the city ordinance concerning dangerous dogs in order to avoid breed discrimination but still protect public health and safety.