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Local Legislators Present Schools with Reward Checks

Five schools in the Conway Public School District received money from the state’s School Recognition Program last Spring.

Due to COVID-19 and subsequent school closures, recognition of these schools and presentation of their award checks took place this week at the Conway Schools Administration Building.

The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created by the state to provide financial incentives to public schools that achieve high student performance and student academic growth.

Representative Steven Magie and Representative Stephen Meeks presented the symbolic “big checks” to administrators from each of the schools Wednesday afternoon.

These are Conway’s 2020 Reward Schools:

Carolyn Lewis Elementary School- Top 5% Student Growth; Top 6-10% Student Performance

Julia Lee Moore Elementary School- Top 6-10% Student Performance

Ruth Doyle Middle School- Top 6-10% Student Performance

Theodore Jones Elementary School- Top 6-10% Student Growth

Woodrow Cummins Elementary School- Top 5% Student Performance; Top 6-10% Student Growth

A complete list of reward schools can be found at www.dese.ade.arkansas.gov.