A year after a near complete administrative overhaul, the Booneville School Board has approved new contracts for all administrators in the district.

Last week all principals were renewed for the 2019-2020 school year — superintendent Trent Goff was renewed during the January meeting.

The upheaval started a year ago when then-superintendent John Parrish and the board reached an agreement to part ways and Goff was selected as his replacement.

That created a vacancy in the high school principal position which was filled by Amy Goers.

At the elementary school former principal Barbette Smithson was moved to the alternative learning education program and assistant Jyme Beth Diffee is now in her first year as the principal, along with first year assistant principal Jennifer Herrera.

The job of athletic director was also separated from the high school principal last year and is filled with Ricky May, who is also the dean of students.

However, May he will not be back with the distict because Saturday he accepted the position of head football coach at Charleston.

Goff said exactly what will become of the position is uncertain, but it could be absorbed. When Goff was the high school principal he was also the athletic director.

Only junior high principal Josh Walker started this school year in the same position he had ended the previous year.

In other matters last week the board approved the purchase of 90 Chrome books and three carts for use at the elementary school at a cost of $28,414.14 as well as the purchase of 13 new interactive smart boards and two carts for use at the high school and junior high school at a cost of $38,964.51.

The elementary currently has only two carts, Diffee said.

Pierce said the need for the Chrome books for the elementary school devices was highlighted in a meeting among administrators and technology department personnel and the elementary school had a separate meeting to make their request.

The new smart boards, which replace devices a decade or older, are flat panel, high definition devices that can do anything an android device can do.

With the exception of one board for the junior high library, Federal programs coordinator Scotty Pierce said money for the electronics is coming from Title I, Title V and National School Lunch Act funds rather than operating funds.