The Mena School Board met for their November meeting on Tuesday via Zoom. There was a short agenda and 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 and quarantine situation in the district and 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 and 593 on the third. The Flex Friday option for students will continue through the Christmas break and 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, and 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 and the bonus will be issued at the same time as the December payroll.
Finally, the board approved the financial report and adjourned for the evening.