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Bentonville Board Looks To Pare Budget

Posted: March 17, 2014 at 6 a.m.

The School Board is expected to approve about $2 million of cost-cutting measures when it meets today.

AT A GLANCE

Names And Mascots

The Bentonville School Board likely will choose a name and mascot at its meeting today.

The board decided last week to come up with its three favorite name and mascot suggestions, then let junior high students give their own input on those choices through an election.

In last week’s election, 1,527 seventh- and eighth-grade students voted, according to Mary Ley, district communications director. About two-thirds of them voted for Bentonville West High School as the name. Alliance High and Bentonville Alliance High were the other two choices.

The winning mascot choice was Wolverines, which earned 610 votes, or about 40 percent of the total. The other choices were Jaguars (444 votes), Falcons (291 votes) and Chargers (165 votes).

Source: Staff Report

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