Just a reminder that all SCHOLARSHIP applications, Teacher and Superintendent of the Year applications are due April 9, 2021. All forms can be found on our new website at arkansasruraled.com. Please send the Scholarship applications to Dennis Copeland in Conway and the TOY & SOY to Dale Query in Flippin. Addresses are on the application forms.
Benny Weston, AREA Past President and AASA Arkansas Superintendent of the year. Photos from AASA national conference, Mr. Weston is currently and always has been a great representative of Arkansas public education.
The Arkansas Legislative Session will begin on January 11th, 2021. The Arkansas Rural Education Association will provide updates, a physical presence at the Capitol, monitor Education Committee Meetings, provide Advocacy services for member schools and Arkansas Students.
After our Board Meeting last week about the Legislative agenda: We support the 15 million enhanced teacher salary funding for small schools. We support funding minimum wage. We support the hold harmless funding for foundation and categorical funding.
Arkansas was featured by National Rural Education Association and I Am A Rural Teacher as a part of their 50 States in 50 Weeks project! This project demonstrates how vast rural America really is.