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Nevada switches banks for credit cards

By Staff, 11/19/21 9:27 AM

ROSSTON – There wasn’t a lot of business for the Nevada School Board to deal with for its November meeting, but the panel took care of it in short order Thursday night.

The main item was the approval of going with Farmer’s Bank and Trust for the district’s credit cards, and getting away from Synchrony Bank of Hot Springs as there have been issues with the Hot Springs bank. Superintendent Roy McCoy said the district has applied to Farmer’s and been approved, but board approval is also needed for the change. McCoy said there will be some overlap with the two cards, but once the Farmer’s card is in and activated, the Synchrony card will be destroyed.

Otherwise, the panel was told there were two Covid positive cases reported last month, with 15 identified as being in close contact with the pair. Of those, seven chose to be quarantined and eight opted for the test to stay program where they’re tested daily at school.

The board was informed progress reports went out for Nevada Elementary School and the Quiz Bowl team will compete Nov. 29-30. The annual NES Christmas program will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9.

Lindsey Moss is working with students on getting 75 hours of community service, which translates into one credit. McCoy said this is an elective credit that can help student planning to go to college and will look good no their resumes.

The district is also involved in the Teach Arkansas program, helping people become certified teaching assistants while in high school. Upon graduation they can work as paraprofessionals while attending college to become teachers.

The bad news, for NHS students, is semester tests are scheduled for Dec. 20-21.