During its May 13 Meeting, the State Board recognized National Title I Distinguished schools based on outstanding performance in one of two categories: Category 1: Schools with exceptional student performance or alternative accountability criteria for those state with ED-Approved ESEA Flexibility Requests - for two or more years. Category 2: Schools that significantly closed the achievement gap between subgroups of students. Euper Lane Elementary in Fort Smith School District serves 470 students in Grades Kindergarten - 6 and was selected in 2015 as meeting category 2. Pictured are ADE Deputy Commissioner Mark Gotcher, Principal Sherri Penix and Assistant Superintendent Barry Owen.
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