The Conway Board of Education voted on the district's 2018-19 school calendar during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Director of Personnel Karen Lasker told the board two options were sent to the two Personnel Policy Committees — one for licensed employees and one for classified — and 809 employees out of 1,171 throughout the district voted for either one.

Lasker said the main differences between the two calendars were breaks; option one had a four-day weekend in February that coincided with President's Day and option two had two three-day weekends, one around President's Day and the other around the Easter holiday.

More than 64 percent of the district voted for option two, which was passed by the board.

Lasker said this was also the first time employees were able to vote electronically.

Communication Specialist Heather Kendrick said before employees had to go their PPC representatives, get a ballot, vote and turn it back in.

She said the electronic voting went well this time around and the district hopes to move to it in the future for other employee votes like Christmas bonuses.

"Some people have complained that maybe they were forced into voting a certain way, people stood over them when they voted," Lasker said. "We felt like we should kind of move up to the new century and do electronic voting."

In other news, the board approved 29 resignations, including Coach Stephen Daniels, the director of athletics, who has worked in the district for 27 years and 38 total in education.

The board also approved five new hires, among them current Conway High School principal Jason Lawrence, who was hired as the director of support services and will transition to the administration building after the school year.