The St. James Board of Education approved the district’s fiscal 2020-21 budget during a meeting on Thursday, June 25. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson reported the budget allows the district to maintain its current programs, but it will have a deficit.
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The 2020 Grape and Fall Festival (GFF) and Old Iron Works Days (OIWD) have both been canceled due to COVID-19. The Fall Festival was scheduled for August, while Old Iron Works Days was to be held in October.
The St. James High School Class of 2020 held its commencement ceremony Friday night at the multipurpose sports complex. Students celebrated to a firework display before moving on to school, military, or careers.
The Phelps/Maries Health Department announced on Thursday, June 25, it is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 relating to employees of the St. James campus of Great Circle.
The Tiger Shark Waterpark opened for the summer on June 19, bringing in crowds of socially-distancing families. Plans are in place to address COVID-19 concerns, but the pool will be holding summer programs until the season ends on August 31.