(MENA) The board of directors of the Mena School District met Tuesday, April 16th and discussed various items of interest.
The board approved the renewal of the Certified and Classified Personnel within the district. They also accepted numerous retirements and resignations of district employees.
Superintendent Benny Weston discussed the recognition of all of the 2019 Student Awards from the entire school year, which will come to a conclusion with graduation on Sunday, May 19th at 3pm in Bearcat Stadium.
The board got an update on various issues relating to the maintenance upgrades presently underway at district facilities. A recent inspection of the bus fleet resulted in no issues found.
The board was introduced to the new Mena High School principal David Maxwell. Maxwell has been balancing his time between his current job in Arkadelphia and here in Mena.
Maxwell has been spending at least one day a week in Mena; but, plans on starting to get up to speed on his new job sooner than expected. Maxwell has been getting high praise and reviews according to Superintendent Weston on his interaction with the high school staff and students, going so far as to giving staff and students his email address, so that he may receive their input on issues.