Star City 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. “Our board members assume a crucial role in representing our students and advocating for public education,” said Jon Laffoon. “We are very proud of our board members, and Arkansas School Board Recognition Month is a great time to recognize them and celebrate our accomplishments. The Board has done a wonderful job in supporting our district to allow us to turn around our financial status. They have also made a strong commitment to our students well-being by allowing us to have partnership with Mainline Health to provide a medical and dental clinic on campus.”
The members serving on the Star City School Board are Charles Knight, Logan Rambin, Vivian Knight, Taylor Grayson, Summer McGhee, Jim Haley and Steven Stone. The district will honor our board members with a Resolution from the councils of: Star City, Lincoln County and Grady. A board appreciation dinner is also planned and each member of the board will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition at that time.
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.