The Booneville School Board met for its regular meeting May 16, 2017.

The Board heard from Coach Robert Dean who is the faculty sponsor for The BHS Rocky Balboabot Robotics Team. The team has 16 members and is one of the smallest competing in the First Robotics competitions. The team is receiving attention from several corporate sponsors from around the country. Since the World Competition in April the team has received $16,000 in donations.

Dusty Malena demonstrated to the Board Virtual Reality headsets and software that has been received by the district. Mr. Parrish told the board that he hopes to purchase several sets for each building so that students and teachers can access them.

Sheri Taylor was appointed to the position of District Treasurer effective July 1, 2017.

Mr. Parrish gave information on several acts that were passed by the Arkansas Legislator this past session. Act 589 concerns the training of board members and consequences if members do not complete their training. Act 910 allows school board elections to be held in conjunction with November general elections or May primary elections.

Mr. Parrish also informed the board that for the 2018-2019 school that AAA has reclassified Booneville from 4-A to 3-A.

The board meets next on June 6 at 6 p.m.