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. 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. 1202.

The Meeting Agenda will be posted the Thursday prior to each meeting and the Minutes of previous meetings will be available on the following Tuesday. The school board election is held annually on the third Tuesday in September. 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 available at the beginning of the meeting. Time is set aside at the end of the meeting for this unqualified agenda item. 

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

Dr. Deanie Mehl, President
At Large, 2017

Rusty Owen, Vice President
Zone I, 2015

Wyman R. Wade, Jr., Esq., Secretary
At Large, 2015

Jeannie Cole, 
Zone III, 2017

Yvonne Keaton-Martin
Zone IV, 2015

Susan McFerran
Zone II, 2016

Dr. David Hunton
At Large, 2016


Minutes and Agendas

Agendas and Consent Agenda Items


Board Policies

G-GCQJ (Personnel Policies)


11-26 Thanksgiving Recess - No School
12-1 Classes Resume
12-1 GATE Testing of 3rd-6th Grades
12-3 Fort Smith City Council of PTAs Meeting
12-15 School Board Meeting

Open Month View

2013-2014 Calendar

2014-2015 Calendar


College and Career Readiness Program

School Menus

Tornado Safe
Room Guidelines

Bell Schedules

© 2014 Fort Smith Public Schools  |  479-785-2501
PO Box 1948 | 3205 Jenny Lind Road | Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902

In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Dr. Annette Henderson, Associate Superintendent for Human Resources and Support Services. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Dra. Annette Henderson si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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