The Watson Chapel School Board met on Monday, September 13 for their regular monthly meeting and addressed a lengthy agenda of 19 items. The meeting was held with the majority of the board present including Superintendent Andrew Curry.
Under new business for the district, Curry introduced Steven Anderson who represented Strategos International out of Kansas City, MO. Anderson explained that one of the services that the company provides is active shooter response and safety training for staff in school districts. Currently, they are preparing to provide a safety security assessment for the entire district and Anderson talked with Deltaplex explaining their goal.
Since August, the board permanently added an item on their agenda, Wildcat Warriors, to highlight the achievements of the students in the district. During the meeting, Assistant Superintendent LaDonna Spain introduced Watson Chapel High School Senior Tyra Ashcraft, who will be representing the district and the State of Arkansas at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Ashcraft was awarded this opportunity after being selected for her outstanding academic record, leadership potential, and desire to contribute to the medical profession. She was also required to have a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Following that introduction, Spain transitioned to her presentation on the District Instructional Management Plan with a mission to align all of the district goals for the students in order to improve and advance academic performance throughout the district. Spain explained that not only would this help prepare students to graduate but also set them up for opportunities afterwards.
The board also passed several items on their agenda including the Annual Fiscal Report and Budget that has a deadline of being reported to the Board of Education on September 30.