New school board member

Published 12:46 pm Friday, January 14, 2022

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Rob Parsons sworn in as Saluda Township member

SALUDA—The Polk County School Board has a new member. 

The school board met and appointed and swore in new member Rob Parsons, who will represent the Saluda Township. 

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Parsons replaces Sara Bell, who resigned in December. Bell was first appointed in 2020 to fill the resigned position of Rhonda Corley. 

Parsons will serve until the next election, which for the Saluda Township will be in 2024. 

Polk County Clerk of Superior Court Pam Hyder swore Parsons into office during the school board meeting Monday night. 

“We feel fortunate that Mr. Parsons has joined the Polk County Board of Education,” said Polk County Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene. “His long record of service to the Polk community and his dedication to the support and development of young people will serve our board and district well. We congratulate Mr. Parsons and welcome him to our Polk Schools Family.” 

Bell recently accepted the position of Polk County Community Foundation Executive Director.