Granite School District changed its administrative structure Tuesday to correspond to functional and operational needs, rather than geographical areas.

The district's board accepted a number of assignment changes to facilitate the new approach.Under Superintendent Loren G. Burton, four major assignments were created: Frank Willardsen was named assistant superintendent for administrative services; Briant J. Farnsworth, instructional services; Riley O'Neil, school operations; and David Garrett, business administration/treasurer.

Wendall Sullivan was named director of high school operations with responsibility for nine schools; Dianne Hesleph director of junior high operations over 15 schools; and Maurice Wilkinson, Dale Baker and Dave Adamson staff associates over 21 elementary schools each. All are under the supervision of O'Neil, as are Darrell Johnson, director of personnel and certification for secondary schools; Kaye Kissell in the same assignment for elementary schools; and Bill Green, who will oversee classified employees.

Under Farnsworth's direction will be Woody Clayton, director of secondary education and a group of teacher leaders in various academic areas. Linda Fait will direct the efforts of eight elementary education specialists.

The restructuring creates a "very lean and mean machine," Burton said. "We're excited as an administration to move forward with it."

The new assignments become effective July 1.