NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education met in a two-minute special session Monday afternoon, approving several personnel recommendations, including the naming of a new principal at Weir Middle School.

Following a recommendation from Superintendent Dawn Petrovich, the board voted unanimously in favor of naming Barb Switzer-Ivery as the new Weir Middle principal. Switzer-Ivery had most recently served as an assistant principal at the school, and is taking over for Sarah Parsons who had been promoted to director of personnel for the school district on June 28.

Other personnel recommendations approved Monday were:

• The resignations of Jenna Richards as speech-language pathologist at Weir Middle; David Thompson as social studies teacher at Weir High; Stephanie

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