The Chillicothe R-2 School District is extending a contract to someone to become the next assistant superintendent, filling the vacancy being created by James Ruse, who has announced he would be retiring at the end of this school year.

The Chillicothe R-2 School District is extending a contract to someone to become the next assistant superintendent, filling the vacancy being created by James Ruse, who has announced he would be retiring at the end of this school year. Board of Education members approved the contract during executive session Tuesday evening. District Superintendent Dr. Rogers Barnes said Wednesday afternoon that he hoped an announcement could be made later today once the contract is signed. In other business during the executive session, the board agreed to hire Jessica Saucedo as the high school cheerleader sponsor and cheer squad leader. They also hired Adrienne Bowman for dance team sponsor. The board accepted the retirement resignations of Marty Rogers (counselor, secretary and SIS coordinator) and Lisa Lee, a paraprofessional at Field School, effective at the end of the current school term.