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By James McAfee / The Knox County News-Courier—
MUNDAY—The Munday Consolidated Independent School District approved a plan developed by staff to hold the 2020 Munday High School graduation and baccalaureate programs at 7 p.m. May 22 here at Scruggs Field during a special meeting Monday night in the high school cafeteria.
A similar plan had earlier gotten the OK from Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik as meeting the desired social distancing requirements.
One family at a time will be seated on the field with the graduates. The program will feature a sermon, speeches from valedictorian and salutatorian and announcement of scholarships. Graduates will receive their diplomas and turn their tassels in to receive his or her diploma.
Faculty and trustees will be seated in chairs on the field.
The graduates will get their diplomas, walk to a designated area for individual pictures and then to their vehicles. They will receive one last “escort” from the community and school. People are asked to line Main Street, practicing social distancing, and honk, wave signs and whatever is appropriate to congratulate the senior class of 2020. Students will be escorted to the flashing light at that point and then are released to their homes.
In the event of a thunderstorm and rain, it was mentioned that the celebration could be moved to the morning of May 23.
Supt. Troy Parton alerted the trustees that adjustments could be made if different rules concerning COVID-19 were added by Gov. Greg Abbott.
The trustees also approved contracts for current employees and OKed the hiring of Skye Urbanczyk at the elementary school, Rian and Matthew Potysman at the secondary school and Karon Martinson as an assistant coach and head girls track coach.
In addition, stipends for Matthew to handle robotics and for Rian to assist with drama were approved.