Phelps County News

Area schools benefit from COVID-19 relief

    New COVID-19 federal relief measures were passed, including $871 million for Missouri schools. The Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) 2 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 was approved by Congress late last year and was signed into law by former President Donald Trump on December 27. Local school districts will benefit from some of this funding, including $2,571,447 to the St. James School District.

PHA’s annual plan open for comment

    The Phelps County Public Housing Agency (PHA) will host a public hearing to accept comments on the PHA’s annual plan at 10 a.m., March 8 at MRPC, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James. The Phelps County PHA provides HUD Section 8 rental assistance to persons in the counties of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps (outside the city of Rolla) and Washington.

Second dose mass vaccination clinic condensed to one-day event

    The Phelps-Maries County Health Department announced Tuesday morning a second dose mass vaccination clinic originally scheduled for Thursday and Friday has been condensed into a one-day event on Friday, February 26. The event will take place in the Phelps Health and Missouri University of Science and Technology parking lot, located at 1 Innovation Drive.

Assessment forms due March 1

Personal property assessment forms that were sent to Phelps County residents must be completed and returned to the Assessor’s office by March 1. Forms can be filled out and mailed or completed online through the Assessor’s page on the county website.

Missouri S&T to offer in-person commencement this spring

Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to offer in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates. The ceremonies are scheduled for May 14-15 to honor Missouri S&T graduates while following COVID-19 safety guidelines. The university will also hold a virtual the ceremony for those who are unable to attend.