East Central College announced last week that due to state budget withholdings to higher education, it would begin furloughs this month through the end of the next fiscal year.

During its June 8 meeting, the East Central College Board of Trustees approved a plan that would furlough all college employees for up to 12 days over the next 12 months.

This summer’s performance of “GRITS: The Musical” at East Central College has been canceled.


St. Francis Borgia Regional High School has announced new details regarding prom and graduation for its senior class as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer released a statement this week stating the college remains strongly committed to social justice.


St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will begin a national search for a new school president after the Rev. Mike Boehm announced over the weekend that he is leaving to become pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish.


East Central College is implementing new measures, including furloughs, in the wake of state aid withholdings that Gov. Mike Parson announced last week.

Gov. Mike Parson announced last week that there would be $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions.

The East Central College Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) program will receive more than $1.2 million from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support its programs, including Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE).


In a close race, two incumbents and a newcomer were elected to the Washington Board of Education Tuesday in the municipal election, according to unofficial results from Franklin, Warren and St. Charles counties.


Over the past few months, St. Clair School District officials have worried whether Prop STC Safe and Secure, a $12,750,000 no-tax increase bond issue, would be affected due to low voter turnout in June’s municipal election.

Alternative solutions to address the playground issue at Augusta Elementary are being looked into before students return in August.

The Washington Board of Education has received the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2020 Governance Team Award.

An Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Plan for the Washington School District was approved by the school board last Wednesday.

East Central College received $1.6 million from the Cares Act to help with COVID-19 released expenses.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of approximately $154,000 in literacy grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations.


Area superintendents said as they continue to navigate this historic COVID-19 health challenge, nothing is more important than protecting the health of students, employees and the communities they serve.

Due to mandates and social distancing requirements related to the coronavirus, East Central College announced in late March that the graduation ceremony scheduled for May 18 would be postponed.


The coronavirus pandemic disrupted life on campus for East Central College staff, faculty and students.