St. James News

School Board discusses closure challenges

    The St. James Board of Education held discussion on questions teachers have brought up about what would happen if there is a school closure and how teachers will be affected should they test positive for COVID-19. The district has a plan in place should there be a school closure, including teaching remotely, and the board discussed how staff will be affected.

School board discusses high school roof issues

    The St. James Board of Education was updated on roof issues at the high school that led to the building’s students beginning the year with virtual learning due to safety concerns. Building and Grounds Supervisor Wes DeLuca informed the board he is working to get additional opinions about how to best fix the facilities.

Tiger Shark Waterpark winding down season

    The Tiger Shark Water park is coming to the end of the swimming season, holding its last weekday opening on Monday, August 24. The facility will remain open on weekends until September 7, but will begin the process of closing for the season.

FFA animal show and sale coming Saturday

    The St. James FFA and 4-H will hold a market animal show and sale this Saturday despite the cancellation of this year’s Grape and Fall Festival. This year’s event will be held in the Rolla Horse Auction Barn in St. James and will be a great way to support FFA and 4-H kids.

District hears update on CARES grant funds

    St. James School District Safety Director Josh Cahill outlined where the district stands on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding and several pending requests for funding from the county on August 20. Cahill spoke to the St. James Board of Education, discussing how district has received some CARES Act funding from the state and county levels, with more expected soon to help with coronavirus relief efforts.