The Grandview Heights Board of Education voted 4-0 in a morning meeting July 22 to approve hiring Jim Hall as the district's new athletics director.

The Grandview Heights Board of Education voted 4-0 in a morning meeting July 22 to approve hiring Jim Hall as the district's new athletics director.

One school board member was out of town and unable to attend the meeting.

The board approved a two-year contract for Hall, with a salary of $79,900 plus benefits.

Hall is the former high school principal for the Northridge Local School District. His position was eliminated by that district's school board earlier this month in a reorganization of its principals' duties.

Before becoming the high school principal, Hall served two years as athletics director at Northridge.

He will begin his new post on July 25. Hall will replace Kathy Kinnard who is retiring at the end of the month after serving 17 years as Grandview's athletics director.