At the Thursday, April 16 Barnesville Exempted School Board of Education meeting, a two-year limited contract was approved for Julie Erwin as Middle School Principal.

Julie Erwin and her husband Rob, live in Harrisville, Ohio. They are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters. Rob is an employee of the US Department of Justice in Lisbon, Ohio.

Julie is a graduate of Buckeye Local High School in Rayland, Ohio. Upon graduation she attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in elementary education and a minor in vocal music. After college, she moved the Nashville, Tennessee where she taught three years at Sycamore Middle School in Cheatham County. While teaching, she completed an intense Masters in Education program at Trevecca Nazarene University where she earned a degree in Educational Leadership. She currently holds a K-12 principal license. After getting married, Julie and Rob moved back to Ohio and started a family. Julie is completing her fifth year at Buckeye Local Schools in Rayland, Ohio. While there, she has taught special education, elementary and middle school students. She loves the middle school age group of young adults and is very excited to be able to continue working with them in the future at Barnesville Middle School.

Julie and Rob enjoy living on her family's farm (Packer's Orchard) and helping in the summer and fall with the fruit and vegetables. They are members of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church and advisors of Windy Ridge 4-H Club. Julie also has served on the Jefferson County 4-H Committee for three years. She loves music, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling.

Julie is very excited and honored to be a part of Barnesville Exempted Village School District and become a Shamrock.

After an executive session the board approved the following support services items:

* advertisement of bids/quotes for the parking lot resurfacing project at the middle and high schools;

* advertisement of sealed bids for the sale of one or more used school buses and

* advertisement for milk and bread quotes for the 2009-2010 school year.

The board also approved the following: a list of high school students for graduation; K-12 school counseling curriculum; an FFA trip to the Ohio State Fairgrounds, April 30-May 1; FFA trip to Washington, D.C. June 23-28 and a 180-day probationary contract to Paula Nowak as Educational Aide.

The board approved certified, limited one-year contracts for the 2009-2010 school year to the following: Angela Fisher, Heidi Fisher, Kelly Gillman, Anne Haverty, Matthew Johnson, Jon Jordan, Natasha Skinner, Jayson Stephen, Nathan Kearns, and Jessica Wiseman.

Three-year contracts for the 2009-2010 school year were approved for Heather Eberhart, Matthew Hissom and Tom Porter.

Five-year contracts were approved for Jean Gallager, Sean McCrate and Murray Stafford.

The following one-year, limited supplemental contracts for 2099-2010 were approved: Mark Cook, athletic director; Luke Johnson, head football coach; Chris Pack, head boys' basketball coach; Luke Johnson, head wrestling coach; Matthew Hissom, head boys' track coach; Jerry Robinson, head golf coach; Bobbi Jo Johnson, head swim coach; Jayson Stephen, assistant football and wrestling coach ; Chris Pack, assistant football coach and junior class advisor; Mark Brown, head boys' and girl's cross country and assistant girls'' track coach ; Nikki McEndree, head volleyball coach; Jamie Carpenter, head girls' basketball coach; Melissa Dodd, head girls' track coach and assistant volleyball coach; Natasha Skinner, head softball coach; Merna Bettinger, Future Educator's of America Advisor and sophomore class co-advisor; Jill Crosier and Matthew Hissom, high school science fair co-advisors; Janet Powell, National Honor Society; Mary Jane Wood, Key Club Advisor; Heather Eberhart, Interact advisor and freshman class co-advisor; Nate Kearns, freshman class co-advisor; Jill Crosier, sophomore class co-advisor; Matt Hissom, senior class advisor; Anne Haverty, elementary school computer coordinator; Beth Seneff, middle school computer coordinator; Mike Allen, high school computer coordinator; Denise Leach, spelling bee coordinator and Bobbi Jo Johnson, Title I coordinator.

The board accepted supplemental resignations of class advisors from (at the conclusion of the current school year): Heather Eberhart and Nate Kearns, senior class co-advisors; Matthew Hison, junior class advisor, Chris Pack, sophomore class advisor and Jill Crosier and Merna Bettinger, freshman class co-advisors.

The board non-renewed the following supplemental contracts (at the conclusion of the current school year) : D.J. Butler, head baseball coach; Joshua Moore and Nicole Anderson, assistant boys' basketball coaches; Nicholaus Tracy, assistant boys' track coach; Jeff Miller, assistant baseball coach; Justin Little, assistant girls' basketball coach; Malorie Pryor, head cheerleading coach; Lori Watson, majorette advisor and Vicki Doudna, Destination ImagiNation advisor.

Extended service contracts were granted to: Tom Porter, 10 days extended service -- elmentary/middle school guidance; Mark Brown, 10 days extended service -- high school guidance and Stephanie Plumly, 45 days extended service vo-ag.

Connie Starr was approved as substitute secretary.

The board approved donations to Right to Read Week, O.M.U.N. and the Blood Bash.

July 20 through August 7, 2009 was approved for the elementary school summer program. The number of position to be filled ($20 per hour) will be contingent upon enrollment. June 15 - August 7 was approved for the Summer Fat ForWord Program. The Elementary Summer Academy dates were approved as follows: Academy I -- June 22 -June 26 and Academy 2 -- July 6 - July 10. The Middle School Summer Program was approved for July 20- August 7. The Summer School Intervention and OGT testing at the high school was approved for June 5 - June 19.