Adopting the 2011-2012 budget was a top priority for the Chillicothe R-2 School Board Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Jillian Molloy talk with President Paul Thomas.

Paul Thomas

Board members also accepted bids for the central school roof and carpentry house.  As well as a pay increase for part-time employees and a Missouri Farm Bureau mini-grant. The Chillicothe R-2 School Board also approved several hires for the upcoming school year during an executive session Tuesday night. Andrea Dennis will be the new Middle School track coach.  Marcia Arnel will serve as the Middle School’s Cheerleading Sponsor, and Kathy DeBoer will serve as a Special Education Teacher at Central School. Randall Cooper and Alex Baker were also hired as custodians.