Board hears from health department regarding masking

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update from Emergency Management Coordinator Patrick Stites, of the Phelps-Maries County Health Department, who provided an update of area COVID-19 numbers as well as a recommendation to the board on masking to begin the school year. Stites spoke during the August 18 meeting of the board, discussing why the health department is encouraging masking for now.