The Newcomerstown Board of Education accepted the resignation of longtime district treasurer Dan Stocker at its meeting Sept. 10.

Stocker submitted his letter of resignation for retirement purposes, effective Dec. 31.

Stocker, a 1976 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, has been in government finance for 33 years, with 30 years in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District and three years at the State Auditor's office.

The board announced they applications for the treasurer's position will be accepted through the Educational Service Center in New Philadelphia through Sept. 28. It is expected a new treasurer will be employed in the district in October to learn from Stocker before his effective retirement date.

In other business, the board:

Approved membership into the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools for the school year at a cost of $325.

Approved employment of Karen Archer as a part-time multi-handicapped classroom aide at West School.

Approved a donation of $226.99 from the Newcomerstown Moose Lodge 1337.

Approved the body mass index screening program for the school year.

Announced applications for the "Wall of Honor" for the Newcomerstown High School alumni and the "Citizens' Wall of Honor" will be accepted until March 2013.

Approved the resignation of Chris McClellan from the head middle school wrestling position due to graduate study courses.

Approved employment of building technology support staff: Carol Boltz, middle school; Sascha Durben, West Elementary; and Angela Stewart, East Elementary.

Approved Tim Rogers, Amy Miller and Michelle Schneider as home instruction tutors on as-needed basis.

Employed Steve Durbin as the freshmen boys' basketball coach for the school year.

Employed Tabitha Scaggs to transport a student by school car on an as-needed basis.

Approved the updated Newcomerstown Athletic Department Student Handbook for the school year.

The board will meet again Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school.