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School, city to improve ball fields

The Carlisle School Board approved a partnership with the City of Carlisle to spend $1,867.50, the district’s portion, to place red rock crushed brick over the dirt at the ball park fields during its board meeting Monday, Feb. 10.

Superintendent Jason Clark said the red rock soaks up water, then it’s turned over with a rake, so the teams can play really quickly on it instead of having long rain delays.

The board approved to rehire high school principal Brad Horn and elementary school principal Karen Norton.

“I’m very appreciative of the job Mr. Horn and Mrs. Norton have done in the first year; they have met my exceptions of a good high school and elementary principal,” Clark said.

Clark explained their evaluation covered a multiple of different areas, such as their interaction with teachers, parents and students, the way they take care of their buildings in regards to safety and cleanliness and their timelessness on filling out paperwork.

In other business, the board approved:

•The resignation of bus driver Rebecca Jones, who drive a student morning and afternoon to the Arkansas School for the Blind.

•The mowing contract to Kenneth W. Phillips and Kevin Phillips for March through October.

Clark told board members, the district on Thursday, Feb. 6 had the on-site review from the Department of Education. He said the district only had some handbook misprints. He said the district would receive a written response in 30 days.

Clark told board members he received a notice from the Department of Education that the district was selected by the Arkansas Governors Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education to receive the Act 56 certificate of merit for an outstanding gifted and talented program of less than 1,000 students.

He said only two schools received the honor.

Clark announced FBLA District Five conference winners from Carlisle are: Jessmere Craig, first place in Electronic Career Portfolio; Thomas McCallie and Nick Schafer, first place in E-Business; Austin Reed, second place in Future Business Leader; Clay Parker, first place in the talent show; and Carlisle also won two awards for Chapter membership.

Clark said snow make up days would be Feb. 17, June 2 and 3.

The next board meeting will be March 10 in the administration building.

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