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MHPS School Board holds special session to correct clerical error in expenditure budget

The Mountain Home Public School Board met in a special session at noon yesterday to tackle a clerical error in the school district's proposed expenditure budget which was approved earlier in the month. The proposed budget had previously listed the district's general maintenance and operation millage as 25.00 mils. That number was incorrect. The…

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Back-to-back Champs! MHPS’ school board celebrates Cross Country team’s State Championship victory

While the back and forth over the 'Big Top' covering the high school may have dominated much of the Mountain Home Public School Board’s last few meetings, it didn’t stop the district from celebrating and recognizing the hard work of Mountain Home High School’s Cross Country State Championship Team during last week’s meeting. In what…

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MHPS to avoid facilities distress as state officials backtrack on guidance to knock down Big Top

The Mountain Home Public Schools' District finds itself in another predicament over its aging high school after State Fire Marshall Dennis Free issued a new letter doubling down on his contradictory statements about the Big Top and the original 1965 roof that lays beneath it. The letter, which was sent to the district on Nov.…

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Bomber Update: Dewey talks local FFA ranking gold at nationals

Mountain Home Public Schools Superintendent Allyson Dewey delivered her weekly Bomber update last Friday spotlighting one of the district's career and technical student organizations: FFA. "More than 40 members and chaperones from our local FFA program recently attended the 96th annual national FFA conference in Indianapolis," said Dewey. "Ranking gold and placing 10th in the…

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$2,500 awarded to Guy Berry College & Career Academy to construct a ‘Take Good Care Calming Room’

Guy Berry College & Career Academy is excited to begin working on a new campus addition. The school was recently named among 75 schools in the state to receive $2,500 from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to construct and furnish a calming room, aimed at addressing the mental well-being of students. The funding is…

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MH School District holds facilities master plan training, Facility planner Aliza Jones attempts to set record straight on Big Top

The Mountain Home Public School Board held a special meeting and training session on Thursday to tackle the district’s facilities master plan for 2024. The school district is currently racing against the clock to add a transitional facility plan to next year’s master plan before Feb. 1 of next year after being notified by the…

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