BELLAIRE Following a unanimous vote, Kevin Roseberry has been named the new Bellaire High School principal by the board of education during Monday's regular board meeting here.
Roseberry is replacing former High School Principal Steve Romey who left the position recently.
Superintendent Tony Scott thanked Roseberry for taking the job for the school district.
"Many times I've asked (Roseberry) and he's always more than willing to what is asked of him," Scott said. "This will be an important year at the high school and I have the utmost confidence it will be a good year and I will do what ever I can to support him to be successful."
Roseberry is no stranger to the school district. He taught at the high school for 14 years and later was an elementary school principal, having worked in the district at Rose Hill School, West Bellaire School and Bellaire Elementary School. Earlier this school year, he was named the director of special education and federal programs and prior to that he was the administrative assistance at the central office.
"I've been here for 28 years and I'm committed to seeing Bellaire Local Schools continue to be successful," Roseberry said. "Based on our financial situation, we have to continue to make adjustments and sacrifices to get us through these times and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen."
According to Roseberry, every administrator in the district has picked up added responsibilities, but all are working to see the school district advance.
"I've had two kids graduate from here who have gone on to be successful college graduates," Roseberry said. "I have two more in school so I want to see this school district come out of this financial situation and provide the resources to make those types of opportunities happen for our students."
He also threw his support behind another levy attempt the board has approved to get the school out of fiscal emergency a designation it has held since it was unable to avoid a deficit in the budget starting in 2010. Earlier in the meeting, the school district took the first step to get an 8.9 mills emergency tax levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. The board is seeking the property tax over an income tax. Seperate 12.9 mills levy and a 1-percent income tax have already been reject by voters. It approved, it is estimated the 8.9 mills levy will generate $961,000 per year for the school district.
In other news, the board accepted the resignation of Greg Bowser for the purpose of retirement effective July 1. The board then approved a motion to hire Stephanie Brown as a substitute custodian and the hiring of Cathy Russell, Paul Hanlon and Randy Cross as bus steamers on an as needed basis.
The board also met in executive session for an hour and 10 minutes to discuss employment of personnel and the sale of property.
A special meeting is scheduled for June 27 at 7:30 a.m.. The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 9 at 6 p.m.