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The Arkansas Department of Education’s Office of School Health Services is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Healthy School Board Award! This award was developed in order to recognize local school boards that have made exemplary efforts in developing programs, policies, and partnerships to support a safe and healthy school environment.

Ø       Winner of <1,000 enrollment classification is Cedar Ridge School District.

Ø       Winner of 1,001- 2,5000 enrollment classification is Lamar School District.

Ø       Winner of 2,501- 5,000 enrollment classification is Benton School District.

Ø        Winner of 5,000< enrollment classification is Springdale School District.

The winner’s applications included how their efforts regarding the school wellness committee, health services, wellness policy implementation, physical education/physical activity, health education, nutrition services, mental health services, staff wellness, comprehensive tobacco policies, and staff professional development create a healthy school culture in their district.  

The ADE applauds all districts who applied for this distinguished honor. These districts are to be commended for their effort to ensure a quality, equitable educational opportunity to all students through the removal of health barriers and creating a safe and healthy school culture! 


The awards were presented at the 2015 Biennial School Health Conference during the Healthy School Board Award Luncheon on June 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Questions should be directed to Audra Walters at 501-683-3604 or audra.walters@arkansas.gov.

Again, congratulations to the winners!