Poplarville school board names Gentry vice president

Published 2:17 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Poplarville school board elevated board member Samuel Gentry to the vice president’s position on Monday night.

Gentry fills the seat vacated by Violine Jordan, who was named board president on Feb. 14, replacing Todd Nodurft, who formerly served as president, whose term ended last December.

The Poplarville board of aldermen replaced Nodruft with current board member Tommy Strahan.

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As vice president, Gentry will fill in for Jordan when she is absent.

In other matters, the board recognized All-Star bus students, Hall of Fame students and PHS as a Value Added School.

The board also adopted next year’s 2011-2012 student handbook.

The board also adopted a policy that in case of a weather emergency, like Katrina, the school will provide buses to help evacuate the Pearl River County Nursing Home and Hospital, if called for by emergency officials.

On other matters, the board:

— Approved the 2011 extended school year application.

— Approved the 2012 consolidated federal programs application.

— Approved an agreement for scanning services of student records.

— Okayed personnel resignations, recommendations and approval of the 2011-2012 salary scales.

— Approved to advertise for budget hearing and ad valorem tax notice.

— Approved a fund balance reporting policy.

— Okayed purchase of a new school bus.

— Okayed the consent agenda, which included:special services travel contracts, acceptance of out-of-district students for 2011-2012; out-of-state travel; FY 2010 ARRA re-allocation for IDEA, Part B and Preschool funds; supplement for local survey committee chairpersons; psychometrist contract; physical therapy services contract; occupational therapy services contract; dispose of equipment and claim docket, payroll, financial statement, activity fund receipts and minutes of the April 11 regular board meeting.

— Adjourned to the next regularly scheduled board meeting on June 13.