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The FBI issued a general awareness statement about information they received relating to a possible school shooting. There was a shooting threat for Kentucky on August 28th and for Arkansas on August 29th. The FBI could not confirm the source of the reporting party.

Benton Public Schools is not aware of any specific threat involving our school district. 

Benton administration will work closely with our SRO staff and other law enforcement agencies to monitor and take all threats seriously. As always, the safety and security of Benton students and faculty are priority.  --Dr. Mike Skelton, Superintendent

The Arkansas Department of Education announced schools who qualified for funds through the Arkansas Recognition Program.  Awards are based on information from the 2017-2018 school year.  The Arkansas School Recognition Program provides financial awards to the top 10 percent of public schools that achieve high student performance on the state required assessment in grades 3-10 and the top 10 percent of public schools that achieve high student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rates.

The Benton School District had one school that was awarded funds.  Caldwell Elementary was awarded $25,236.22.  We appreciate the hard work and dedication to our students.  Congratulations!

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