The first funding-related recommendation is for Arkansas lawmakers to consider recurring funds for school districts to implement the commission’s recommendations.
Of the 151 certified staff employed with Arkadelphia Public Schools, 127 of them are white, 22 of them are black and two of them are Hispanic. That’s going to change if all goes according to plan.
The 11 school districts represented at the event include Malvern, Hot Springs, Fountain Lake, Bauxite, Gurdon, Benton, Mountain Pine, Arkadelphia, Harmony Grove, Lake Hamilton, and Cutter-Morning Star.
The Arkadelphian requested enrollment figures in five-year increments dating to 2007 from Arkadelphia Public Schools, Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University.
Selected schools receive up to five native shade trees, mulch, watering supplies, and planting guidelines, through grant funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service.
A decision on whether student loan forgiveness will be taxable in Arkansas will have to wait a few more months.
First-time freshman numbers of 437 in Fall 2022 compare to 416 in Fall 2021. Graduate student enrollment increased to 708 in Fall 2022 compared to 689 in Fall 2021.