- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Lamar County School Board is looking for someone to join its ranks.

A vacancy on the board occurred after District B member Steve Lampton’s election to the Lamar County Board of Supervisors. Lampton’s district covers parts of Purvis and Oak Grove.

“We want someone who is committed to the children of the district and who is willing to understand that we put in a lot of time and a lot of work and we don’t get paid much,” District D member Mike Pruitt told The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1ZI4esf ).

The job pays $184.70 per month.

Superintendent Tess Smith said board members Kyle Hill and Buddy Morris will look over resumes and set up interviews.

“They will make a recommendation to the full board for an appointment,” she said. “The person they recommend will (also) run in November. Others could qualify and run then as well.”

Smith said anyone who applies should know Lamar’s school board members devote a lot of time to the job.

“Our board is very involved,” she said. “They attend sporting events and other activities. They’re all financially conscious, and they oversee policy for the district.”

The election is Nov. 8.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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