St. James News

School District announces plans to reopen schools

    The St. James School District announced its plan to reopen school on August 25. It will be offer multiple level based on the safety of students, staff, and the general public. Plans are to have in-person schooling, with precautions in place, an alternative online environment for families who don’t want their child on campus, as well as a plan should there be a positive COVID-19 case.

Board recognized retiring teachers

    Retiring teachers were recognized by the St. James Board of Education on Thursday, June 16. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson detailed the many years of experience these retirees had in education before presenting them with a plaque recognizing their efforts to help students over the years.

Council hears update on tree replacement, other business

    The St. James City Council met on Monday night to discuss a variety of issues including tree replacement and burn notices.

Council discusses animal control transition

    Last month, the St. James City Council agreed a change in who operates animal control in St. James should be reevaluated, opting to not renew a lease agreement between the city and the Tri-County Humane Society. During Monday night’s meeting, the council discussed how to transition to provide time for the Humane Society to vacate the premises to allow for the Phelps County Animal Rescue organization to move in.

City extends state of emergency order

    The St. James City Council has extended the local state of emergency order during Monday night’s meeting. The order gives the Mayor power to take measures to aid with the public safety of city employees and residents of St. James during the COVID-19 pandemic should an outbreak be seen locally. The order was extended until December 31, 2020.