Prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year, personnel matters topped the Aug. 14 Barnesville Local Board of Education meeting.

The board approved hiring: Joe Bell, assistant boys’ and girls’ cross country coach; Ted Hanlon, assistant softball coach; Holly Davidson, assistant instrumental music director; Alex Davidson, volunteer assistant band director; Beth Jones, substitute, aide, cook and secretary; Tracey Stephen, substitute aide, bus driver and cook; Lucinda Beckett, substitute aide, cook and secretary; and Rebekah Detling, long-term substitute teacher for the upcoming school year.

Meanwhile, the board approved the resignation of Lisa Gallagher as the Title I Coordinator.

The board also approved Chad Wharton as a Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library trustee for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2024.

The board approved the property/liability/auto insurance coverage provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in the amount of $57,460 (effective Aug. 15, 2018, through Aug. 15, 2019).

The board also objected to the issuance of a liquor permit at 137 E. Main St., Barnesville, but does not request a hearing. 

The board will meet again Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barnesville Middle School Cafetorium.