Steelville schools may have to reconsider having a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district. At the school board meeting held on April 16, the board agreed to postpone a decision until June, pending further financial information. There are concerns about a potential for decreased revenues because of the current climate resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) awarded $18,000 to Golden Echoes of Steelville through the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation in partnership with Commerce Trust. The grant is designated for a vehicle to deliver meals to seniors.
The Steelville Food Pantry is providing food distribution this month, with a modified procedure in place in order to follow the current gathering restrictions in place.
The food pantry, operated by the Steelville Ministerial Alliance, distributed items on Tuesday, April 21, and will again provide food next week on Tuesday, April 28.
Steelville High School’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17, has been postponed based on the current social distancing guidelines.
Steelville Chamber President Tamra Cape has publicly questioned Mayor Michael Keen about issuing a Shelter in Place Order—sending out an email to Chamber members on Monday afternoon on the subject. Cape’s email, sent from the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce address, is as follows: