St. James News

Board vacancy to be filled next month

    A vacancy on the St. James Board of Education will be filled next month, after the district received three candidates interested in serving. Interviews will be held prior to next month’s meeting of the board, with a decision to be made later that evening.

Board hears update on storm water drainage and construction

    Representatives from Archer Elgin and Dake Wells Architecture spoke to the St. James Board of Education last week, providing an update on repairs being made at the high school after a flooding event in April. The issues center around an area of the recently completed construction project.

BOE approves annual budget

    The St. James Board of Education has approved the new budget for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson spoke to the board about the budget, informing them he built it conservatively and additional COVID-19 funds are expected to have a positive impact on the numbers moving into next year.

City launches new website

    The city of St. James has been redesigning its website and a new version is now live. Although there are still changes to be made, the new site should offer users much more options as well as a new notification system, which will be launched later this year.