St. James News

Senior Center offering alternate food choices

    Those who eat lunch at the St. James Senior Center now how more options to choose from than ever. The facility rolled out “always available” choices for those who want to eat there, but don’t like the main course of the day.

School board approves purchase of wrestling mats

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, December 19 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Moved $6,900 from the St. James Foundation fund to the general fund to purchase new wrestling mats for the wrestling team.

District to remain in SCEC until end of school year

    Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson spoke to the St. James Board of Education on Thursday, December 19, informing them of a failed attempt to leave the South Central Education Consortium (SCEC), a self-funded insurance consortium made up of local school districts. The district has seen a rise in the cost of health insurance and assessment fees in recent years and Johnson had hoped to get enough votes to dissolve the consortium.

Board hears update on 2020-21 calendar

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update on next year’s calendar as work to develop it by a calendar committee nears completion. Committee members, made up of teachers, board members, and members of the community, have been working on finalizing next year’s calendar and the board agreed they are in favor of the plan presented.