WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Scott Gross, who had been employed by the White Hall School District since 2003, requested a closed hearing by the board. Gross had been on suspension since his arrest, which occurred on the morning of March 14.

Board members Dean Dancer and Scott Ray were absent. Voting to terminate Gross were Roy Agee, Raymond Jones, Connie Medsker, Scott Pittillo and DJ Stacey.