During the month of January, Bryant Public Schools join school districts throughout the state to honor our local education leaders during Arkansas School Board Appreciation Month.
We want to recognize the service and contributions made by Bryant’s seven school board members as they work to improve the educational opportunities of every child in the district. Their actions and decisions affect both the present and future lives of our youngest citizens.
Bryant’s school board members are chosen through election. They oversee a multimillion-dollar budget that funds educational programs for over 9,100 students in eleven schools. Their personnel decisions affect more than 1,100 teachers, administrators and support workers.
These volunteer leaders also are responsible for formulating school district policy, approving curriculum, maintaining school facilities, and adhering to state and federal education law. Legal concerns and the complexities of school finance, including budgeting and taxation, require them to spend many hours in board training programs and personal study to enhance their understanding of these and other issues.
Our deepest appreciation is extended to Dr. Scott Walsh, Ben Lewellen, Danny Chism, Sandra Porter, Scott Hart, Dr. Tyler Nelson, and Kim Billingsley whose commitment and civic responsibility make them dedicated public servants for Bryant Schools and our community.
Please join us by saying thank you to our school board members!