On June 20, 2011, the State Board of Education exercised authority pursuant to the Omnibus Education Act of 2003 allowing the state to take over operations of the Pulaski County Special School District (“the District”). Commissioner Kimbrell appointed Dr. Jerry Guess as superintendent. Dr. Jerry Guess will administratively operate the District under the supervision and approval of the Commissioner. On July 1, 2014, Mr. Tony Wood became the Commissioner of Education. Accordingly, Commissioner Wood now serves in the stead of PCSSD Board of Education.