During its meeting last week, the St. James Board of Education approved extending the 10 additional paid emergency leave days approved in October to aid teachers who are forced to quarantine. The board approved originally approved the policy just through the end of first semester.
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The St. James Board of Education voiced frustrations at delays in construction at the high school during an update given on December 17. Eric Sherrell, Branco project manager, provided the update, telling the board he believes the project will be completed and turned over to the district in January.
St. James School District Maintenance Director Wes DeLuca informed the St. James Board of Education the district needs to look ahead on needed repairs on building roofs. Currently, much of the work being done to leaking roofs is under warranty, but there have been difficulties stopping the breakdown and a long-term roof plan, DeLuca said, should be created to address the issues.
Wreaths Across America will see changes to this year’s program to lay a wreath at the headstone of those laid in the cemetery at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the facility, the annual ceremony will be held offsite and wreaths will later be delivered to the facility.
St. James city councilman Bob Smith offered his resignation to the council on Monday night, citing personal reasons for submitting it. The council accepting his resignation, which will see him serve out the remainder of this year of his two-year term, ending on April 12, 2021.