$6.8 million to be awarded to Arkansas schools

The Arkansas School Recognition Program is awarding $6.7 million to 201 schools in Arkansas. (Photo: MGN)

The Arkansas Department of Education is awarding nearly $6.8 million to 201 qualifying schools across the state.

The ADE, through the Arkansas School Recognition Program, provides financial awards to public schools that achieve high student performance and high student academic growth.

"I am proud to recognize the 201 top Arkansas schools that have qualified for additional funds from the Arkansas School Recognition Program," Governor Asa Hutchinson said. "These schools have demonstrated exceptional academic improvement and have inspired students to work hard to achieve their goals. I am excited to see how these schools use their School Recognition Program funds to continue to increase student success.”

Schools that receive the recognition will establish a committee to determine the best use of the funds. The committee will include the principal, a teacher elected by other faculty members, and a parent representative.

The schools are required to use the funds for faculty and staff bonuses, educational equipment and materials, or personnel to assist with improving or maintaining student performance.

See the document below or click here for the list of schools receiving the reward funds.

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