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Corinth moves graduation date

The Corinth High School graduation date is moving.

In a meeting Thursday evening, the Corinth School District Board of Trustees made it official, setting a new graduation date of Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Arena. It was originally scheduled for Friday, June 7.

The move is necessary because of conflict with another event on the calendar of Crossroads Arena that cannot be changed.

Morning and evening times were also considered, and students opted for the afternoon time, said Superintendent Lee Childress.

The arena will be available for the students on Friday morning for practice.

The arena seating was nearly full at the last graduation, and seating may be added on the floor for the next ceremony, he said.

Other venues that were considered were the football stadium, the gymnasium and the Coliseum Civic Center, which would have required tickets for the limited seating.

The board also received the draft schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, which also has graduation scheduled on a Saturday to avoid the same conflict. The proposed calendar, which has a start date of July 29, is in keeping with the format of the last few years.

The board also took up personnel recommendations, including the hire of Hannah Street Owens as instructional technology specialist. It is a new position funded through the Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant.

"This will be somebody that will work with our teachers and design training for them to implement technology in our classroom," said Childress.

Other hires are, at CHS, Brandi Hamlin, cafeteria manager; Cristal Cutter, 21st Century Community Learning Center academic tutor; and John Vines, WIFI.

Hires at CMS are Janessa Anderson, nurse; Albertine Warren, supply teacher; and Alexandria Johnson, teacher. Hires at CES are Alyssa Trulove, teacher, and Nicholas Fowler, teacher assistant.

The board received the resignation of CES teacher assistant Barbara Holloway.