The Arkadelphia Public Schools Board of Education continued Tuesday evening to transition into the new school year, adopting its standard budgets during the September meeting.

The Arkadelphia Public Schools Board of Education continued Tuesday evening to transition into the new school year, adopting its standard budgets during the September meeting.
Concerning officer elections, Randy Turner was again elected president, as was Dr. Kenneth Harris in the vice president slot, Karrie Goodman as secretary and Tammy Barger as district treasurer. Superintendent Dr. Donnie Whitten was also elected as ex-officio financial secretary. All elections were passed unanimously 5-0.
Moving on Whitten shared that earlier this month on the first, the plans for Goza’s building had been approved by the state. From here, those involved will be moving on to the bidding process.
Bids were presented by Whitten to the board for a school bus purchase. The bids came from Summit Bus, Midwest Bus Shop, and Central States Bus Sales, Inc. With a recommendation and motion by Whitten and Harris, respectively, the board unanimously decided to go with the Little Rock-based Summit company to purchase the vehicle. The amount in the purchase of the 2018 school bus comes to $92,000.
Also during the night, the board approved the annual ASCIP Assurance Statement, the 2017-18 Special Education Budget Medicaid and Catastrophic, and the 2017-18 District Budget.