Siloam Springs Herald Leader
School board unanimously renews contracts for assistant superintendents
The school board met for a monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, discussing the progress of the new administration building and voting unanimously to renew the contracts of assistant superintendents Shane Patrick and Amy Carter.
The meeting began with high school principal Karin Miller recognizing and celebrating students who participated and graduated in the 2022 class of the Arkansas Governor’s School.
The Arkansas Governor’s School is a four-week, state-wide summer residential program for incoming high school seniors. The school takes a select group of students and offers an intellectual atmosphere to help them pursue their interests.
Joy Nam, Carlos Zamora, Aum Modi and Maddi Ruiz are the students that participated in the program, and they were awarded with alumni pins at the meeting.
“Congratulations you guys, this is quite the honor,” said Miller.
Three patrons spoke at the meeting, each about the lack of a class offering for soccer players. The parents, who each have a student in the high school soccer program, feel students should receive a class credit for soccer, which is a policy already implemented into some sports programs in the district.
Superintendent Jody Wiggins gave a brief report, noting that the new athletic complex is on schedule, and that district leaders will be deciding on a construction company in the coming weeks.
An update on the new administration building was also offered. While the weather has created some bumps in the road, Patrick says that the project should still be on schedule.
“We have not moved our schedule back at this point,” he said.
The meeting ended with a unanimous vote from the school board to renew the contracts of Patrick and Carter for one year.
Wiggins expressed his gratitude to his two colleagues.
“Amy is doing an amazing job leading our curriculum division,” said Wiggins. “I am very appreciative of her.”
He concluded, saying “Keeping transportation running, keeping our cafeterias running and keeping our kids safe has been an ongoing challenge over the past few years, and Shane has taken it in stride.”