Mountain Home School Board moves quickly through final meeting of year

The Mountain Home School Board moved quickly through a routine agenda Thursday night. Brad Haworth has the details.

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The board approved the sale of the current high school band trailer. The trailer was donated by the Mountain Home Band Boosters in 2014. The band boosters are donating a new trailer to the program and the high school band department is selling the current trailer.

The board also approved several student transfers into and out of the district. Fifteen students are transferring into the Mountain Home district and 13 are transferring out. The district only approves transfers twice per year.

The board accepted the resignation of Mollie Morgan as director of the Mountain Home Education Foundation. Morgan has accepted a job at Arkansas State University Mountain Home.

Enrollment in the month of December is 3,879 which is up 10 students from December of last year. Kindergarten numbers, which had gone down the last three years in a row, have rebounded to their second highest total in the last five years.

It was also announced board president Neal Pendergrass was recently elected president of the Arkansas School Board Association at the annual meeting. He will serve as president during 2019.

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