The St. James Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) Volunteer Services, challenged the community to fill boxes of goods off the annual wish list to distribute to local MVH residents. Local business, organizations, churches, and individuals stepped up to the challenge in a big way. A donation ceremony was held on May 17 to present the donations to residents living in the facility.
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The top ten academic students for the Class of 2018 were honored last week during a top ten banquet.
Members of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) donated $650 to the St. James Community Tennis Association on Tuesday, May 15. The Tennis Association is currently fundraising to replace old tennis courts at the St. James City Park and to start a youth tennis program.
The St. James Board of Education discussed making a policy change from the Missouri Consultants for Education (MCE) to policies from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) during their meeting on Thursday, May 17. While very similar, the changes between the two companies would allow for the district to have more control on the speed in which policy changes could be implemented and posted online.
The St. James Board of Education approved changes to the salary schedule and changes to the Extra T.I.M.E. stipend program, which provides teachers with the opportunity to earn more money while tutoring or mentoring students in the district. Changes in the program provided additional money in the budget to add money into the salary schedule for longer tenured teachers.