Bolling named new principal at PCHS; graduation set for Saturday, June 20

Jennifer Bolling has been named the new principal of Pulaski County High School, effective June 1. And a date for graduation has now been set.

Bolling’s appointment was made Monday afternoon during a meeting of the School Board at the PCHS Little Theater.

Jennifer Bolling (Pulaski County Schools photo)

Currently an assistant principal at PCHS, Bolling replaces Richie Thomas who has served as interim principal since the beginning of the second semester, following the re-assignment of former PCHS Principal Mike Grim.

Also, at PCHS, temporary Assistant Principal Brian Ward was elevated to a permanent position as assistant principal by the board.

In other personnel moves, William Atwood and Anthony Viers were named Assistant Principals at Pulaski County Middle School.

Mike Price has been named Principal at Pulaski Elementary School, replacing Rebeccah Smith who recently was named Principal of the new middle school.

While there will be no prom or eighth grade dance this year, graduation will still be held at PCHS at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20.

Approximately 250 students will be graduating during the ceremony at Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium with students being seated on the field, and parents seated on both the home and visitor sides of the stadium. Everyone, including graduates, will be placed six feet apart to abide by social distancing rules.

School officials grudgingly canceled both the prom and eighth grade dance because neither events could be held while social distancing rules are in place.

In other developments, the parents of county school students were collectively named Teacher of the Year for Pulaski County; a revised school budget for the 2020-2021 school year was approved; a COVID-19 update was given, and it was announced that several churches in the county are praying for the over 600 school employees in the county. Read more on these items from the School Board’s meeting this Friday in The Patriot and online at