St. James News

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.

Sports Club delivers toys for Christmas

    The St. James Sports Club wrapped and delivered hundreds of presents to needy children in the community over the weekend. Members held the annual Christmas present-wrapping party on Friday night and Santa delivered presents on Sunday morning.

Rich named Commissioner of USA Softball of Missouri

    Kristy Rich, of St. James, has been named new Commissioner of USA Softball of Missouri. She has a long history with the organization and will assume her new duties in January of 2020.