School Findings Expected

Study Will Play Part In Millage Proposal

Posted: March 25, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The Bentonville School Board is awaiting results of a demographics study that will help the board formulate its next proposal to build a second high school.

By The Numbers

Bentonville High School Growth

A look at Bentonville High School’s enrollment this school year and how it’s projected to grow over the next eight years.

• 2012-13: 3,917

• 2013-14: 4,303

• 2014-15: 4,714

• 2015-16: 5,106

• 2016-17: 5,600

• 2017-18: 6,069

• 2018-19: 6,493

• 2019-20: 6,971

• 2020-21: 7,289

Source: Bentonville School District

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I am still not supporting another millage increase. Spending money with our school systems is no different then the reckless creatures in DC and the White House. School Superintendents believe they live in the White House and school board members believe they are members of our Congress. I do believe the point is made!

I raised a point and no one has given a reasonable answer. Why does every school district in Benton County need its very own Superintendent and the staff a Superintendent requires to support his/her office? What is wrong with one Superintendent for Benton County?

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

March 25, 2013 at 6:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The state sends a certain amount of dollars per student to the school, if this is true, what does the school do with all this additional funding? It seems that there is a lot about the school budgeting that the general public never hears. All we hear about is overcrowding and the need for more schools, maybe these high falutin overpaid administrators should have their salaries brought in line with the rest of the world.
Benton county schools; get your budgets trimmed and in order, maybe you could pay for half the needed schools with your savings instead of dunning the public every time! School spending is more out control then our state and Federal government.

Posted by: Boark

March 25, 2013 at 7:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The reason there are so many supers is because it has always been done that way. Even if it is wrong. That is the Arkansas way. Don't fix it just keep closing small schools and raising the pay of the big school supers. One per county would be plenty. As we know they have plenty of helpers on the payroll.

Posted by: troutjig

March 25, 2013 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

All this whining and complaining about the federal government and the school superintendant's salary doesn't change the fact that Bentonville is in dire need of additional schools.

Posted by: new423a

March 25, 2013 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

....but does the new school or schools need to be palaces? Why not add onto the high school we have with steel buildings? Or is that beneath the social level of a few in Bentonville? You want another stadium? Rebuild the old tiger stadium! It is not whining and complaining! it is about poor planning and a gross waste of tax dollar money on top heavy management and nice looking buildings.

Tell me what it cost for the Bentonville Superintendent and just the staff his office requires? Plus list the frills he is offered like a car...etc.!

Then tell me why every single school in the Bentonville school system needs a principal?
Then figure the cost again.

Now are you getting the picture?

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

March 25, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are you kidding? You think schools can function without a principal? Really? Can any work place/ society function without a leader? Each school in our district has hundreds of students and dozens of teachers, not to mention the support staff. Do you think they should all fend for themselves? Do you really want Rogers or Siloam Springs making decisions for your tax dollars? Would you be happy if your tax dollars went to build a $50 million school in Gentry? I agree that in the past the building have been over the top, but we have new leaders and we have to face the facts. We need a new school sooner then later we just need to keep it simple.

Posted by: emilyjeanne11210939

March 25, 2013 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Yep I do. A principal in every school is to many. A superintendent in every school district is to many. I don't understand the "fend for themselves" comment. How would Rogers or Siloam Springs be making decisions for my tax dollar? How would my tax dollar go toward a school in Gentry? Do you not remember a few months back we clipped the feathers on the "new leaders" and their over the top plans for another high school. Leadership? What leadership?

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

March 25, 2013 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


If you had a school with no principal in a school district with no superintendent and the school used the old field by Lincoln Jr. High and school was made out of steel and attached to the existing over crowded high school, then and only then, you would support building additional schools.

Sounds like a dandy plan.

Posted by: new423a

March 26, 2013 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )