Benton Schools Personnel Spotlight
Presented to the Benton School Board- April 8, 2019
School Choice Update
The Benton School District currently has 100 applications for school choice and 39 of these applications are for kindergarten. The deadline for school choice is May 1, 2019, so we expect to have more families apply. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders and we hope we have more join our team through school choice in Benton
Round Robin Interviews
The Benton School District is currently utilizing round robin interviews to select teachers for each school. Each candidate is asked to meet different interviewers from different departments. Round robin style interviews help provide a well-rounded picture of the candidate and also whether she/he could perform well in other areas.
Ringgold ABC Preschool
The Benton School District has five preschool classrooms at Ringgold Elementary with 100 students total. The preschool program is run through Dawson Cooperative and is funded by an ABC grant. This helps our students be well prepared for Kindergarten.
Teacher of the Year
Coca-Cola Consolidated and Kroger honored the Benton School District Teacher of the Year, Sara Brown with a $500 gift card to Kroger. Kroger enjoys giving back to the community and thought anytime they could help a teacher with grocery expenses would be great. Congratulations to Sara Brown!