At their meeting Monday, May 11, the Chariton Community School Board approved the graduates for the Chariton High School Class of 2020 who have met all the graduation requirements as set by the Board of Education.

There was a list of 93 graduates for the Class of 2020 in the board packet for the meeting. The board as a whole and Superintendent Larry Achenbach congratulated all the graduates from the Class of 2020.

Graduation is tentatively set for Sunday, June 14, at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Chariton.

Contracts approved for 2020-21

The board approved nine contracts for 2020-21 at the meeting. One contract approved was for Caroline Hunkele to be a second grade teacher at Columbus Elementary in Chariton. Hunkele is a Chariton native and a 2014 graduate of Chariton High School.

The board also approved a contract for Christopher Watkins to be the new Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at CHS. He replaces longtime coach Jana Cain, who had been the head CHS Varsity volleyball coach since 2001. There is a story announcing Watkins being hired as the new CHS Varsity Volleyball coach on today’s Sports page.

Also approved was an internal transfer contract for Tianna Goddard to be a full-time Technology Coordinator. An internal transfer contract was also approved for Kim Etter to be a Head Cook.

An internal transfer contract was also approved for Sandy McGee to be a part-time cook at Van Allen Elementary. This is a different Sandy McGee than the one that works at the Chariton Newspapers.

The board also approved a contract for Fairann Campbell to be the new Eighth grade Language Arts teacher at Chariton Middle School.

Read the May 19, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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