Whitehall City Schools has named a new assistant principal.

Whitehall school board members June 13 approved the hiring of Lauren King as an assistant principal at Kae Avenue Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year, effective July 30.

King is a new hire and the position is new, said Ty Debevoise, director of communications and marketing for Whitehall schools.

The district's Early Literacy Campus, which includes Kae Avenue and the C. Ray Williams Early Childhood Center, has a larger student enrollment than Beechwood and Etna Road elementary schools and warranted the new position, Debevoise said.

All of the district's kindergarten and first-grade students attend the campus, while students in grades 2-5 attend either Beechwood or Etna Road.

There are no plans for an assistant principal at the other two elementary schools, Debevoise said.

King comes to Whitehall schools from the Northridge Local School District, Debevoise said.