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South Barber School Board hires teacher/coach, talks why graduation was not held Saturday


Yvonne Miller

Top Left: These girls about to graduate from South Barber have been part of the Sideline crew during high school: (l-r) Desiree Doherty; Hannah McCullough; Maddi Dotts; and Mercedes Rogge. Top Right: These soon to be South Barber graduates are just relaxing and taking in all the excitement about their impending graduation during the honk fest down Main Street in Kiowa. They are Zane Lyons and Kutter Jewell. Bottom Left: Member of the South Barber Class of 2020, Gage Cantrell rides in the honk celebration down Main Street in Kiowa on the day they were supposed to graduate last Saturday. But now graduation will be next Monday at 7 p.m., because of the Kansas Governor's last minute order. Bottom Right: South Barber Class of 2020 "almost graduate" Cody Thayer rides in the honk celebration cruise down Main Street in Kiowa, Kansas with his parents Jason and Sameta. That was Saturday when the class was supposed to have a graduation ceremony downtown until it was stopped at the last minute due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Now graduation is next Monday, May 18.

South Barber's Board of Education met for the monthly May meeting Monday night in the high school library for the second consecutive month so they could easily social distance (sit six feet apart) at the tall round tables spread throughout the spacious room due to COVID-19. All but one member was present as President Mark Pollock called the meeting to order including: Emily Lohmann, Bryan Quick, Jenna Mostert, Deb Helfrich and Mike Miller. Ryan Molz was absent.

Superintendent Dr. Mylo Miller stood most of the meeting as he spoke. Board Clerk/District Secretary and Business Manager Julie J...

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