The Christian County School Board discussed graduation requirements and plans for the Hoptown Hoppers and took time to swear in two new members in a special-called meeting Thursday night.
New members Sarah Shepherd and Teresa Moss were sworn in by Circuit Judge Andrew Self, as was returning member Linda Keller. Chairman Barry Cornelius was selected for another year in that capacity, while Ms. Keller will serve as Vice Chair.
Chief of Operations Officer Kathy Hancock gave a report on facilities and said improvements at Hopkinsville High should make that field suitable to host the Hoptown Hoppers this summer.
Ms. Keller said the understanding has been that both high schools would get to host seasons and that's what she wants to see happen.
Ms. Hancock says concession proceeds will go to the Hopkinsville High baseball program this year, but proceeds in the future will have to alternate between other programs to comply with Title 9. No formal action was taken regarding the Hoppers, but it will likely come up again later this month.
Regarding graduation requirements, Ms. Hancock said she'd like to see flexibility with students who haven't met the eight semester requirement, but who have plenty of credits and a plan to move on. She gave one specific example of a recent student to make the case.
The board agreed and will likely discuss the idea more at its next regular meeting. Ms. Hancock also gave a rundown on safety precautions that are being taken to prepare for any potential emergencies that could come up at a school.
She says efforts are being made to remind parents and students that even toy guns are banned from school buildings. The board met at Christian County Middle School in the new auditorium, a practice that’s expected to continue for the rest of this year.