Benton County Education reporter
Given a few days off from classes, some kids went to school anyway this week to work on solving problems through technology.
Superintendent Marlin Berry focused on the School District's successes of the past year during his annual report to the public at Tuesday's School Board meeting.
School boards across the state are weighing whether to hold their elections next year in May or November.
Millions of dollars have flowed into Northwest Arkansas schools over the past four years through the state's School Recognition Program, providing extra money for equipment, supplies and professional development.
Enrollment growth and the construction of new schools are pushing area school districts to think about attendance boundaries.
Raises likely are coming to the School District's employees this year in the form of a 2.25 percent increase to their salary schedules.
West High School's stadium would be completed by next fall under a new plan the School District has to finance the project.
The School Board spent much of a retreat meeting Friday identifying potential areas for improvement within the School District.
The School District is exploring the possibility of offering a one-semester elective class at the high school that would prepare students for college entrance exams.
A common children's toy was the basis of an unusual writing assignment as some fourth-graders at Central Park Elementary School became product reviewers Tuesday.