The Newcomerstown Board of Education approved the 2012-2013 temporary appropriations for the school year at its meeting June 26.

"Everything is OK," said Newcomerstown Superintendent Jeff Staggs.

He said these appropriations are temporary and in about three months, the board is expected to approve the final appropriations.

In all, the appropriations total $4,758,200.

In other business, the board approved the re-assignment of Ellen Hooker from her position as assistant to the treasurer to administrative assistant to the superintendent, effective June 18.

The board expanded the duties of Tom Mason as groundskeeper to include building maintenance at an annual salary of $33,289, effective Aug. 1.

The board also approved the following resignations: Joshua Branch, high school physical education teacher, assistant varsity football coach, assistant athletic director and track coach; Jerry Addy, high school social studies; Tiffany Shaw, Majorette advisor and Flag advisor; and Thomas Mason, regular route bus driver.

The board approved the hiring of the following individuals: Shannon Heston, preschool; Lydia Quillen, first grade teacher; Danelle Simmerman, kindergarten teacher; Pamela Marek-Romer, third grade teacher; Jason Leggett, social studies teacher; Steve E. Durbin, high school computer teacher; Walter S. Hines, middle school eighth grade Intervention Specialist; Nicole Staley, fourth grade teacher; Christine Schlabach, Intervention teacher for reading and math; and Brenda McCoy, sixth grade math teacher.

Karen Little was approved as the high school choir director for the 2011-2012 school year.

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Stacie Simmons Abner was approved as the auxiliary corp advisor.

Don Stevens was hired as the head track coach.

The board accepted the $255.44 donation from the Newcomerstown Moose Lodge 1337.

The board will meet again Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school conference room.