Festus school board met last week

(Festus) The Festus R-6 Board of Education met last Thursday night.

Superintendent Dr. Nicki Ruess says the board heard an update on future projects and renovations that will be taking place this summer.

In regards to the new Festus R-6 Early Childhood Center or “Tiger Academy”, the district is looking to hire early childhood teachers.

Dr. Ruess mentions they will have six teachers teach at the Tiger Academy with two separate classes in the morning and afternoon.

The Festus R-6 Early Childhood Center is for children ages 3-5 and will be operational starting in August of 2023.