The Conway Chamber of Commerce and local legislators recognized this accomplishment with a check presentation yesterday.
Woodrow Cummins Elementary School, Carolyn Lewis Elementary School, Ellen Smith Elementary School, Jim Stone Elementary School, Ruth Doyle Middle School, Simon Middle School, and Conway High School received funds from the state as part of the recognition program this year.
The Arkansas School Recognition Program provides financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance and high student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rate comparisons for secondary schools.
These funds must be used for the following purposes: nonrecurring bonuses to the faculty and staff; nonrecurring expenditures for educational equipment or materials to assist in maintaining and improving student performance; or temporary personnel for the school to assist in maintaining and improving student performance. Each school has discretion on how the funds are spent in these areas.