Cedarville High School will start the 2013-14 school year with a new principal.

Randal Lee Betts was approved as the new high school principal by Cedarville School Board members during a special meeting July 22, said Superintendent Dan Foreman.

Betts has been principal at four other high schools, most recently for four years at Berryville. He also was superintendent at Clinton Public Schools for three years.

With a master’s degree in educational administration, Betts has been in education since 1986.

Other personnel were hired at recent school board meetings, as school officials gear up for the new school year.

Tonya Cluck was hired as the ALE instructor - she has been working as the assistant ALE instructor - after finishing her degree and becoming a certified teacher, Foreman said.

Caren Copeland and Nicole McElhaney were both hired as special education teachers for the high school, he said.

A resignation was accepted from Gina Slusher as secretary to the federal programs director.

During a special board meeting Aug. 1, district treasurer Latrisa LaRue was appointed as the compliance officer for the school’s bond issue, as required by the Internal Revenue Service.

Also during that meeting, board members approved the purchase of new equipment for the high school cafeteria, Foreman said.

Markham Restaurant Supply won the bid to provide the equipment for $36,748, Foreman said. Purchased equipment included a steamer, 60-quart mixer, two food warmers and a three-compartment washing sink, he said.