The Conway Board of Education will meet for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building at 2220 Prince Street.

This will be newly-elected board member Jennifer Cunningham’s first meeting since being elected during the May election.

“I would say I am more excited than I am nervous,” she previously told the Log Cabin Democrat.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, which opens every meeting, the board will go through a reorganization of members making a motion to appoint the following, André Acklin as president, Trip Leach as Vice President and Scott Champlin as secretary, as officers.

During the meeting the board will also look at the consent agenda and either reject and approve the items including purchase orders, previous board meeting minutes, approval for a 2018-2918 $500 car allowance for the assistant superintendent, four policy approvals and six student transfers.

Following that, the Conway High School Coding Team — Archer Murray, Hunter Fleming and Blake Hopkins — which came in first during the second annual governor’s coding competition recently will be recognized during the superintendent’s report as well a an update on the school election given.

Also during the meeting, board members will hear an update on the school health index including all schools within the district highlighting strengths, weaknesses, actions and ways to address those issues.

For instance, the following was listed under the Conway Junior High section:


1. Teachers of health education use a variety of culturally-appropriate actives and examples that reflect the community’s cultural diversity.


1. Our health education curriculum does not address all of the essential topics on preventing HIV, other STD and pregnancy.


1. School nurse will provide training on the current policies and laws regarding HIV, STDS, and pregnancy prevention.

2. In each area of preventing injuries, the topics that are not covered in our curriculum will be added.


The School nurse continued to develop and gather up-to-date information on laws and policies regarding HIV, STDS, and pregnancy prevention in order to provide staff with relevant professional development. The Health department covered more topics during our Physical Education unit in April and may that focused on preventing injuries. They attended a Internet Safety PD which was beneficial to tech the students. Health Education PD was added to the summer PD schedule for Health teacher grades 9-12 to attend this summer.

In other news, the board will also consider:

• Fifteen resignations and 35 new hires.