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The Huntsville School Board on Monday heard a proposal to use the former Walmart building for a Career and Technical Education facility, instead of building a new facility.

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Huntsville School District Superintendent Dennis Fisher was relieved of his superintendent duties last Thursday and the Huntsville School Board promoted St. Paul Principal Audra Kimball to be interim superintendent until June 30.

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Fourth Judicial District prosecutors will not pursue charges against Huntsville School District employees, something former football coach and dean of students Randy Barnhill had sought.

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Huntsville School District Superintendent Dennis Fisher was demoted immediately to assistant superintendent by the Huntsville School Board on Thursday, and St. Paul Principal Audra Kimball will be interim superintendent until June 30.

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Former Huntsville High School Football Coach and Dean of Students Randy Barnhill wants to press charges against the current coach for “illegally intercepted text messages,” according to a Huntsville Police Department report.

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The Huntsville School Board renewed its intra-agency agreement with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at its regular meeting on Monday night at the Huntsville Intermediate School.

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Jasper School District Superintendent Jeff Cantrell submitted his letter of resignation effective June 30, 2020. He plans to take over as director at the Ozark Unlimited Resources Educational Cooperative near Harrison.

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A meeting held last week sought input from community members about pursuing the use of the former Walmart building at 121 E. Lee St. as a location for one of the Huntsville School District’s Career Technical Education Centers, an expanded library and a community activity center with meeting rooms.

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Reducing the size of a Career and Technical Education building Huntsville by 1,283 square feet and removing a restroom would save the Huntsville School District about $175,000, the school board heard during its regular monthly meeting on Monday.

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The latest cost estimates for Career and Technical Education buildings in the Huntsville School District are more than $500,000 higher than earlier this year. The higher costs are “part of a process,” according to construction officials who met with local board members last week.

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In preparation for the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, members of the St. Paul FFA have been doing a variety of fundraising activities.

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Construction of Career and Technical Education buildings in Huntsville and St. Paul could get started by the end of this year, though they will not be in the original locations as planned.

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Enrollment in the Huntsville School District is up 20 students as of the first of October, the Huntsville School Board was told on Monday.

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Former Huntsville School District Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Gall was never informed why the Huntsville School Board voted to send her home with pay, effectively buying out her contract for the rest of school year. And Gall stated, through her attorney, that she wants to “abide by the t…

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After a week of revelations concerning text messages exchanged between opposing teams’ football coaches in which a former Huntsville High School head football coach, Randy Barnhill, exchanged information about football plays and signals with Elkins’ Head Football Coach Bryan Hutson, the Hunt…

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A meeting in which architectural plans for the Huntsville School District Career and Technical Education facilities at Huntsville and St. Paul campuses were presented to three members of the Huntsville School Board, the Huntsville School District superintendent as well as other community lea…

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Assistant Superintendent of the Huntsville School District Cheryl Gall was relieved of her duties by a 5-0 vote of the Huntsville School District Board at a special-called board meeting Sept. 25.  The board voted to buy out Gall’s contract.

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Dean of students at Huntsville High School Randy Barnhill on Tuesday morning was seen being escorted from the high school by a school resource officer and a Madison County sheriff’s deputy.

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Huntsville native Steve Smith, a former professor of communication at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been awarded the Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award by the National Communication Association, which recognizes outstanding teaching and celebrates a long-te…

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Huntsville school officials are still hopeful that volleyball home games won’t have to be canceled due to the installation of air conditioning in the Charles H. Berry Gymnasium.

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Head Start of Northwest Arkansas has closed its Huntsville facility, although some children continue to be served in Madison County.

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Students and parents enter the halls at the Kingston campus Tuesday morning. The campus was the first in the county to return students to the classroom for the fall semester. Students in Huntsville and St. Paul were scheduled to return to school on Wednesday. For coverage from the first day …

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The Huntsville School Board voted on Monday to allow Superintendent Dennis Fisher to pursue talks toward the purchase of a lot adjacent to the St. Paul School.

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The Elkins Public Library recently received a $20,000 federal grant to help programs for children up to senior citizens, according to Director Audra Bell.

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For teachers, summer is generally a time to recharge, to take a couple months away from the classroom and plan for the next school year. But for the staff of the Huntsville School District’s technology department, summer is the busiest time of the year.

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The Huntsville School Board voted last Thursday in favor of the recommended 2019-20 handbooks, which had omitted a previous proposal to reduce the number of graduating valedictorians to a single student.

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Huntsville High School Principal Roxanne Enix announced to the district’s school board last Thursday that courses have been determined for the new Career and Technical Education facility in Huntsville, which is expected to be open for the 2020-21 school year.

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Seventy-six people cast their ballots on the first day of early voting for the school election, according to figures from the Madison County Clerk’s Office.

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Tom McCollough will succeed Tom Tice in the next school year as the district’s athletic director after the Huntsville School Board approved the shift at its meeting Monday night.

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The Huntsville School District is hoping to join a growing trend in Arkansas of giving students who aren’t college-bound more post-graduation opportunities through its plans to develop two Career and Technical Education (CTE) facilities, should the district’s request for a 3.9-mill increase …