(MENA) It was a busy evening for the Mena School Board of Directors at Tuesday evenings monthly meeting.
A lot of revisions were made to the various school rules handbooks, most notably at the high school. New principal David Maxwell stated that he has trimmed the handbook to be more effective and efficient on various situations.
The board meetings are now being recorded as a matter of record, this comes after the passage of Act 1028 that was passed by the Arkansas General Assembly this past session.
An update was given on the various construction projects around the district by District Maintenance Supervisor Danny Minton, Minton said that the lengthy list of projects that was provided by the administration is almost complete. Minton expects that the projects should be done by the time school starts back up on August 14th.
The board was pleased to hear that the Bearcat Foundation recently made a check presentation to Superintendent Benny Weston, in the amount of $75,000 to the district. That check was to complete its obligation that was committed to just a few years back with the athletic facilities. Weston noted that the foundation, along with Union Bank of Mena and the Bob Carver Foundation have been very beneficial to the district and its students.
Work is expected to be completed soon on the new ticket booth at Bearcat Stadium. Other work will soon start on the pressbox at the stadium, but can be done once school has begun.
Other matters included the acceptance of various resignations and hirings of new district personnel.