Personnel moves, spring break and end of school year discussed by School Board


The Patriot


Several key personnel changes were ratified by the Pulaski County School Board at its meeting Tuesday evening.

The board also discussed spring break, and the end-of-year schedule.

Leading the list of personnel changes approved Tuesday is the appointment of Sarah Polcha as Assistant Superintendent. Polcha will take over that position effective July 1, following the retirement of current assistant superintendent Chris Stafford.

Polcha currently serves as Director of Special Education for the school system.

Another change involving Stafford is in finance, where Morgan Sklar will be the school system’s new Director of Finance as of April 17.

Stafford announced in December, following his election to the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, that he planned to retire from the school system at the end of June.

In other changes, Tonia Singleton is the new Coordinator for Elementary and Pre-K Curriculum and Instruction, as of April 5. She replaces Stacey Heller.

Jeff McCoy, longtime successful drama teacher at Pulaski County High School, will leave the school system June 30 as he is retiring.

William Atwood, Director of Instruction and Curriculum is also retiring as of June 30 as well.


Easter Holiday and Spring Break

Schools closed three hours early on Thursday as the Easter Holiday began in Pulaski County Public Schools. Schools remain closed through Monday.

Then, on Tuesday, Spring Break begins and runs through the full week, with schools reopening on Monday, April 17.

It was noted this is the first time in years – and maybe ever – that schools enjoy a full Spring Break, without much of it being eliminated by snow days.

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers noted, however, schools have been closed six days this school year.


End-of-Year Schedule

May 12 is the last day of classes for seniors, while May 19 is graduation day.  The last day schools are open for this school year is May 31.

Two other key dates include May 4 when the school system’s retirement dinner will be held at Pulaski County High School beginning at 6 p.m.

Also, Monday, May 29 all schools and offices will be closed for Memorial Day.