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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

Summer 2016 Professional Development Schedule


Each licensed employee shall receive a minimum of sixty (60) hours of professional development annually to be fulfilled between June 1, and May 31. Two of these days may be spent on planning and preparing a curriculum and other instructional materials for assigned classes according to State Statute 6-17-705.  Parental Involvement and Arkansas History will be provided for all licensed employees during August professional development.


Attendees must register with escWorks before the day of any workshop being attended.


Act 1236 Child Maltreatment training is available on the IDEAS Website. Click the IDEAS link and login to access the training video and presentation.


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