SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE IN JANUARY
Bauxite School District joins districts across the state to celebrate School Board Member Recognition Month in January. More than 1500 Arkansas school board members are being honored for their service and dedication to public education.
The members serving on the Bauxite School Board are T. David Hensley, Michael Vocque, Ryan Jacks, Jeremy McDade, and Dr. Cara Ballard.
As publicly elected school leaders, Arkansas school board members set policy for their respective districts. Under state law, they are empowered to hire and evaluate the superintendent, oversee district finances, approve the budget, and determine the vision and mission of the district. School boards must also approve the curriculum and ensure the district maintains adequate facilities for teaching and learning.
In addition to their board duties, state law requires Arkansas school board members to earn a minimum of six hours of professional development each year in areas related to their role and responsibilities.