Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education
The Fort Smith Public School District is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Four members are elected by zone while three are elected in at-large positions. School Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Service Center Auditorium, located in Building B of the Service Center complex, 3205 Jenny Lind Road, unless otherwise noted. The meetings are open to the public. Parents, grandparents, care-providers of FSPS students, and Fort Smith residents are encouraged to become more familiar with the governance of the School District. For more information please call 479-785-2501, ext. 1206.
The meeting agenda will be posted the Thursday prior to each meeting and the approved minutes of previous meetings will be available on the following Tuesday. The school board election is held annually on the third Tuesday in May. Citizens wishing to address the board may call 479-785-2501 to be placed on the board's agenda. This must be submitted to the Superintendent's Office in writing 72 hours prior to the meeting. Or, citizens may fill out a Citizen Participation Form which is available at the beginning of the meeting.
In addition to the documents posted on this site the District maintains the District's Board of Education records which date back to the late 19th Century. A patron may make an appointment to review these documents by contacting the Superintendent's Office at 479-785-2501.
Board of Education
Bill Hanesworth, President Talicia Richardson, Vice-President Dee Blackwell, Secretary
At Large, 2021 At Large, 2022 Zone III, 2023
Wade Gilkey Yvonne Keaton-Martin Susan McFerran Dalton Person
Zone I, 2021 Zone IV, 2021 Zone II, 2022 At Large, 2023
Bill Hanesworth — email@example.com
Talicia Richardson — firstname.lastname@example.org
Dee Blackwell — email@example.com
Wade Gilkey — firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan McFerran — email@example.com.
Yvonne Keaton-Martin — firstname.lastname@example.org
Dalton Person — email@example.com
School Board Election Information
The school board election for Fort Smith Public Schools is scheduled for March 3, 2020. This is the same date as the 2020 preferential primary.
Candidate packets are now available at the county clerk’s office.You may also contact the Sebastian County Clerk's Office for more information.