BOE says goodbye, hello and welcome back

Published 12:47 pm Saturday, December 22, 2012

Polk County Board of Education Chairman Geoffrey Tennant thanks former board member Melanie Talbot. (photos submitted)

Honoring Melanie Talbot

The Polk County Board of Education recently honored Melanie Talbot at is November meeting for her years of dedicated service.

Talbot represented Saluda Township during her time on the board.  Board of Education Chairman Geoffrey Tennant thanked Talbot for her contributions and presented her with a gift of appreciation. Saluda Elementary Principal Ronette Dill also presented a gift of thanks to Talbot on behalf of the school and community.

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At their December meeting The Polk County Board of Education also welcomed their newest member, Rhonda Corley, who was elected to fill the seat left vacant by Talbot.  Pamela Green-Hyder, Polk County Clerk of Court, conducted the swearing in of Corley.

Also at the December meeting, the Polk County Board of Education welcomed back Cindy Allen and Rick Covil, representatives of the White Oak Township and Tryon Township respectively, who were re-elected to another term of service.

The board also held annual chair and vice-chair elections and unanimously agreed to retain current vice-chair Sherry Page and chairman Geoffrey Tennant in their current positions.

– article submitted by Aaron Greene