White Hall School Board hires 25 substitutes, accepts three resignations

The White Hall School Board hired 25 substitute employees and accepted the resignations of three employees at a meeting Tuesday night.

The substitute employees include teachers, food service workers, bus drivers and custodians, Superintendent Larry Smith said.

The employees who are leaving through resignation are Leandra Adams as an aide from White Hall Middle School, Linda Blocker as a food service employee from Moody Elementary School and Ashleigh Williams as a nurses aide from Gandy Elementary School.

In other business, the board approved a request from White Hall High School softball coach Mark Akins to use the school’s field for softball practice retroactive to July 17, 2014, through Aug. 20, 2014.

The board approved a contract with Pine Bluff Psychological Associates Inc. to conduct testing of White Hall students who may be eligible for special education.

The board approved a contract with Sheridan Physical Therapy Clinic to provide students with physical therapy services as required by an individualized education plan.

The board approved a contract with Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s EARS program at a cost of $6,750 to provide audiology and speech pathology services to students.

In reference to the upcoming school board election, White Hall does not have a contested seat. Incumbent Zone 2 member Scott Pittillo is not seeking re-election. Dr. Doug Coleman is the sole candidate running for the Zone 2 seat.

Pursuant to the Jefferson County Election Commission, the White Hall board approved a motion to offer early voting and absentee voting only. There will not be any voting at the polls on Sept. 16 in the White Hall School District.

The board also awarded a bid for fire sprinkler and alarm inspections to Tyco Simplex Grinnell at a cost of $6,072.