St. James News

HS construction moving forward

    Eric Sherrill, of Branco Enterprises, Inc., gave an update on construction efforts at the John F. Hodge High School to the St. James Board of Education on September 17. He outlined where work stands and gave a timeline of when the new classrooms in the construction zone could be reopened for use.

Board discusses extracurricular activities

    The St. James Board of Education discussed extracurricular activities and how a 100 percent virtual environment would impact what activities students can participate in during a September 17 meeting of the board. The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has made changes to its eligibility guidelines allowing students to continue to participate in extracurricular activities even if a district goes completely virtual.

Board approves SRO contract

    St. James schools will continue to have a School Resource Officer (SRO) after an agreement was reached for funding between the school district and the city. After months of negotiating, the agreement was approved by the St. James Board of Education on Thursday, September 17.

City urges caution during Halloween

    The city of St. James is asking residents planning on participating in Halloween activities this year to practice caution. The St. James City Council voted Monday night to not allow any activities to take place on city owned property and ask the public, if they are participating, to take steps for safety due to COVID-19 concerns.

St. James man charged sodomy

    A St. James man has been arrested on three counts of statutory sodomy of a person less than 12 years old, and one count of child molestation, second degree, of a child less than 12.