The Mena School Board met for their regular March meeting Thursday night. Main items on the agenda included a report from Assistant Superintendent Jeanne Smith on the status of the Polk County Virtual Academy. Smith noted that improvements are being researched in content and curriculum and that the district will accept increased enrollment in PCVA next year and noted that the application process can be completed now.
The Board also approved personnel changes recommended by Superintendent Benny Weston, including the resignation of Sheryl Barfield. Mena High School Principal Shane Torix will fill a new position as Administrator of Student Support Services. The board accepted the retirement of Assistant Superintendent Jeanne Smith and assigned her duties to Paulette Sherrer who will now carry the title of Assistant Superintendent & Federal Programs Coordinator. Before adjourning, the board also approved the hiring of David Maxwell as the Mena High School Principal.
3-15-19 8:43 a.m. KAWX.ORG