School may partner with sheriff for SROs

    The Cuba School District could soon be working with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for its School Resource Officers (SRO) program. Superintendent Dr. Curt Graves recently met with Sheriff Darin Layman and the other county superintendents about the idea.

School board discussed substitute issues

    Like schools across the country, the Cuba School District is having trouble finding enough substitute teachers due to the pandemic. As the Board of Education learned last week, however, excessive staff absences are also contributing to the problem.

Four ordinances approved at council meeting

    The Cuba City Council approved four ordinances at its October 19 meeting. The measures addressed construction of a salt storage building, changes to the city’s pretreatment list, and a grant agreement for improvements to the municipal airport.

Cuba schools reduce quarantine times

    Cuba School District students who are exposed to COVID-19 on campus or at home no longer have to quarantine for an extended period of time as long as they remain symptom free. During its meeting on October 21, the R-2 School Board approving shortening quarantine times from 10 to six days for those exposed at school and from 14 to 10 days for those living with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Council designates ARPA funds for sewer improvements

    The city of Cuba will us use approximately $660,000 in federal stimulus money to help pay for necessary sewer system improvements that are being planned over the next several years. During its meeting on October 19, council members agreed to designate use of the funds for the sewer work.