The Mena School Board met for their November meeting on Tuesday via Zoom. There was a short agenda & the meeting was brief,
The meeting began with the Superintendent’s Report. Mr. Benny Weston started by updating the board on the Covid-19 cases & quarantine situation in the district & stated that they have been able to isolate those cases.
Next Weston was happy to report that the response to Flex Friday has been very positive. A total of 602 students attended class on the first Flex Friday, 683 on the second & 593 on the third. The Flex Friday option for students will continue through the Christmas break & will be reevaluated before the 2nd semester begins.
There were two action items that were a part of the Superintendent’s Report. One being a request by the Future Farmers of America chapter to proceed with the establishment of a shooting sport program, That request was approved.
The other was a proposal to give all full time Mena Public School employees a $750.00 bonus. That proposal was approved by the board & the bonus will be issued at the same time as the December payroll.
Finally the board approved the financial report & adjourned for the evening.