First, I would like to thank the people that supported me and voted for me. I know that like me, they are hoping for positive change for our school, our kids, our teachers, and our community.

The Huntsville School District will be able to better monitor students and bus drivers after the Huntsville School Board approved a bid for $255,313 to install cameras on the district’s 43 buses, covering the district’s Huntsville and St. Paul bus routes. 

The AT & Georgia May Smith Activity Center construction project is on schedule despite facing more than 60 rain-delay days since its groundbreaking last year, Huntsville School District officials reported recently. 

As one of her first actions as a newly elected Huntsville School Board member, Connie tenBerge criticized school board member Duane Glenn for his recent actions that tenBerge said created a conflict of interest and brought even more embarrassment to the Huntsville School District.

The Huntsville School Board elected new leadership and chose term limits during the board’s July meeting Monday night.

Former state senator Bryan King won all but one Madison County precinct to defeat District 5 Sen. Bob Ballinger last week in the Republican Party runoff for state Senate 28.

Workers put down asphalt last week for the main parking lot at the new activity center in Huntsville.

The Huntsville School District has been ordered to pay $12,912.50 in attorneys’ fees after it admitted to multiple Arkansas Freedom of Information Act violations. 

Former Huntsville School District Superintendent Dr. Alvin Lievsay disputed board member Duane Glenn’s recent assertion that it’s common practice for school board members to regularly eat dinner with acting superintendents. 

Discussions concerning replacing heating and cooling systems for five schools in the Huntsville School District and new meal rates became somewhat lengthy discussions in Monday night’s Huntsville School Board meeting. The meeting was the first for more than half the school board as newly elected officials joined for the first time. 

Connie tenBerge and Bobby Ray Gulledge won seats on the Huntsville School Board in Tuesday’s runoff election.

Two seats on the Huntsville School Board will be decided in a runoff election on Tuesday.

The Huntsville School District is experiencing a higher than normal number of staff departures this year, losing some of the teachers and staff who have been with the district for many years.

Huntsville School Board members are grappling again with perceived conflicts of interest after Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered former Superintendent Audra Kimball and longtime board member Duane Glenn under a bridge on Highway 74 at approximately 10 p.m. on May 24.

After an incident between a Huntsville Intermediate School student on a bus last week, Luke Harp resigned his position as a bus driver on May 18, but remained employed in another position working at the “bus barn” for the Huntsville School District.

After a three-hour executive session during a specially called Huntsville School Board meeting on May 19, the Huntsville School Board reluctantly voted to honor Audra Kimball’s request to move from the superintendent position to director of personnel and program compliance and transfer Jonathan Warren from that position to superintendent, effective May 20.

Huntsville High School Class of 2022 graduates toss their caps into the air at the end of graduation ceremonies.

Huntsville School District and its school board members violated the Freedom of Information Act by not turning over documents in response to a request by Witter resident Benjamin Rightsell, according to Circuit Court Judge Doug Martin’s final order issued last week in a suit filed last year.  The district was ordered to tender the documents to Rightsell. 

Area high school seniors will graduate this week with ceremonies planned in Huntsville and St. Paul, while Kingston graduates will receive diplomas on May 21.

Students in the Huntsville School District will start classes on Aug. 15 for the 2022-23 school year, the Huntsville School Board decided Monday night during its May meeting.

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