Arkadelphia school board to consider donating equipment to HSU, OBU

By The Arkadelphian

In its agenda planning meeting the Arkadelphia Board of Education on Tuesday is set to consider donating $182,000 worth of equipment part of the high school’s now-defunct engineering program.

The program’s facilitator, Bud McMillion, is requesting the district to donate $125,500 in equipment to Henderson State University and $56,500 to Ouachita Baptist University.

All the equipment was originally donated to the Arkadelphia High School engineering program or was purchased with grant money, and none of the equipment can be used in other programs at Arkadelphia Public Schools, McMillion wrote in a letter to Superintendent Karla Neathery.

The school board will also consider approval of an order form for 12-month software licenses throughout the district. The price tag on the licenses is $43,900.

School board members will also consider a change order from Hellas Construction to the base and sub-base of the new artificial turf at Badger Stadium.

The meeting, open to the public, is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the upstairs conference room of Dawson Building #3, 700 Clinton St.

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