The Economic Opportunity Agency is partnering with Fayetteville Public Schools to open a Head Start facility on the ALLPS School of Innovation campus. The center, which opens Aug. 19, will serve 43 kids.
Fayetteville's Ramay and Woodland Junior High Schools will go through the process of picking new mascots this fall following concerns that the Indians and Cowboys mascots did not align with the district's mission statement of inclusivity. We hear from the Mascot Task Force co-chair about how the new mascots will be picked.
This summer, the Fayetteville Public School District is adding a third mobile site to its summer lunch program, which provides free meals to kids 18 and younger. The program runs Monday through Friday from June 3 through Aug. 6.
Today's news roundup includes a confirmed case of whooping cough at a Fayetteville middle school, an update on the air quality near the Bella Vista stump dump and unofficial results from school board elections in Washington County.
New Fayetteville School District Superintendent John L. Colbert started the first week of school by visiting with students and teachers at each of the district's schools. Colbert worked for the district for 43 years before the school board selected him to be superintendent in June. Colbert discusses the turnover in leadership in the district during the last five years, the safety measures the district is considering after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and the future of the former Jefferson Elementary School building.