Benton School District was featured on a nationally televised Larry King show called In View. The show was aired on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. local time on the Fox Business Network.
Benton School District Superintendent, Jeff Collum, was contacted in March by one of the executive producers of In View. It was then that Collum learned that Benton had been selected as one of the top districts in the nation and that they wanted to feature the district on their show. Academic performance, technology, and top-performing school status were just some of the criteria used in making their selection. Joel Walters, Executive Producer, also explained that they were looking for schools that are “leading learners into the 21st century.”
A crew from In View came to the district to film on site on May 16, 2014. Filming took place from several sites around Benton and features a local business person, a representative from a non-profit organization, a Benton Middle School student, and Collum.
“We are very proud of this national recognition for our students, staff, and community members,” stated Mr. Collum.