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In order to balance their Fiscal Year 2018 budget and cover known budget needs for FY 2019, Southeast Missouri State University will soon be cutting staff positions across campus.

 

Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas announced yesterday that 35-40 vacant and filled full-time staff positions, which make up 4% of the university’s workforce, will be eliminated. The first round of staff members being impacted will be notified Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 with a second round of notification meetings happening at the beginning of May.

Cape Girardeau County Clerk's Office

The Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office has announced the winner of their “I Voted” sticker design contest. From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, all high school students in Cape Girardeau County were eligible to submit artwork for a new “I Voted” sticker for 2018/2019 elections in the county.

 

A panel of judges picked four finalists, who were then voted on by the public with an online survey. Lydia Riehn of Jackson High School came up with the winning design, and Emily Landewe and Kourtney Ruggeri of Delta High School were the runners up.

In July, a $4 million cut to student evaluation funding was signed by Gov. Eric Greitens, ending almost three years of state funded ACT testing for high school juniors. But on Tuesday, the Jackson School Board voted unanimously for the school district to cover the cost of assessment for all Jackson High School juniors.

 

Associate superintendent Matt Lacy says by providing the test, they ensure that all students take the test at least once, which could change the plans of students who receive unexpectedly high scores.

 

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The Cape Girardeau County clerk’s office is making an effort to boost the interest of high school students in the voting process. Students in 9th through 12th grade have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 to submit design ideas in a contest for the new Cape Girardeau County “I Voted” sticker.

Supervisor of elections, Allen Seabaugh, says they were contacted during last fall’s presidential election by a Jackson R-2 school district teacher who got her students interested by putting a creative and educational twist on the “I Voted” sticker.

Courtesy of: Jeff Trinkle/Riverside Regional Library

It’s been two weeks since Riverside Regional Library started offering portable Wi-Fi hotspots for the public to check out, and the service has already proven itself to be a valuable asset to the community. The library currently has five hotspots that are in circulation, which were bought with general operating funds through partnered nonprofits, TechSoup and Mobile Beacon.

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