Last month, the James Memorial Library was provided $6,942 in coronavirus relief funding, which has helped the facility to purchase new Chromebooks and Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout. Funding was provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and users of the facility will now have additional options in connecting to the internet.
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The St. James School District announced on Friday the John F. Hodge High School will begin the year using Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) due to roofs needing repaired on campus. No time frame was provided on when in-person learning could resume as the district takes steps to repair the issues.
The City of St. James has contracted with Phelps County Animal Rescue to take over animal control for the city. On Monday, August 10, the St. James City Council met to review and approve the contract as well as discuss several other business topics.
The St. James City Council approved a budget amendment to fund one School Resource Officer (SRO) to assist the St. James School District. For the past several months, the SRO position has been discussed after being eliminated in this year’s budget due to projected lower sales tax dollars due to COVID-19, but the city approved making the amendment believing it is good for both the city and students.
The city of St. James has approved a contract with Gerald Perry Tennis Company to repair an old tennis court in the city park. The agreement will include repairing a large crack, resurfacing, coating, and striping the court.