Over the course of three meetings with committees, changes were made to “improve” the stipend schedule, including the addition of stipends for coaching girls athletics, Superintendent Karla Neathery told school board members.
Following several Badger Pride recognitions, the school board will move on to three action items to discuss.
Instead, the school will be emphasizing its mathematics. “We do not have a very strong math program,” Hunley admitted, adding that, if that program were stronger, students with engineering aptitude could excel beyond high school based on a stronger math background.
The school district notified local media four hours prior to the meeting. All seven members were present for the meeting, as well as two district employees and The Arkadelphian. Superintendent Dr. Karla Neathery, however, was nowhere to be seen.
Aside from establishing a quorum, the lone item on the agenda is personnel.
School board member Gina White pointed out a $7.2 million figure she had never seen before on the monthly financial report. “That’s $2 million above where we were last year,” White said.
School board members will consider doling out more than a quarter million dollars this week for classroom equipment and a one-time payment to employees throughout the Arkadelphia Public School District.
Casey Motl announced he is seeking re-election to the Arkadelphia Public School District Board of Directors Zone 1.
Arkadelphia resident Matt Johnson on Monday officially announced his candidacy for the Arkadelphia School Board Zone 1 in the upcoming election.
Students at Arkadelphia High School will soon be trading in their MacBooks for Dell Chromebooks thanks to a Tuesday decision by the Board of Education.