LITTLE ROCK — The Booneville School District was one of 159 schools to receive extra funding through the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education’ s Arkansas School Recognition Program.
Booneville School District Trent Goff and Booneville High School Principal Amy Goers accepted a check for $12,200 from State Rep. Jon Eubanks at the high school this morning.
Combined the schools received $6,871,250, through the program authorized by Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-2107: https://bit.ly/3CR6YP1) which recognizes the top 10 percent of schools that achieve high student performance on the state-required assessments in grades 3 through 10.
Awards were given to the top 10 percent of public schools that achieve high student academic growth, including high school graduation rates where applicable. Awards announced are based on assessment results from the 2020-2021 school year and graduation rates from the 2019-2020 school year.
“In spite of the pandemic, many Arkansas schools still rose to the occasion and demonstrated growth and achievement,” ADE Secretary Johnny Key said. “I am excited to recognize these 159 schools, and I commend them and their students for showing that learning can continue despite challenging circumstances.”
Funds can be used for faculty and staff bonuses, educational equipment, and materials or personnel to improve or maintain student performance. Schools receiving recognition funds are required to establish a committee comprised of a principal, teacher, and parent to determine how the funds will be used.