The Polk School District Board of Education Tuesday night voted to change the times that the board meets. The school board previously met on the first Tuesday of the month in a work session which also included a community input session. The following week, the board met in their regular session. The new policy eliminates the work session and moves the community input session into budgetary and non-budgetary meetings. Board members Betty Fay Lewis and Tommy Sanders were opposed to the idea citing concerns over being able to properly prepare for board meetings without a work session. The action passed with John Stone, Tara O’Neal, and Jane Holbrooks voting for the change and Lewis and Sanders voting against. Superintendent Marvin Williams says he understands the concerns, but believes that the board has the resources to provide the information for board members and that meeting once a month will save money. Also at the meeting, Williams honored retiring teachers and staff including director of student services Buddy Harrison. The next regular session of the Polk School District Board of Education will be on February 9.