Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education
The Fort Smith Public School District is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Five members are elected by zone while two 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 and Barling residents are encouraged to become more familiar with the governance of the School District. For more information, please call 479-785-2501, ext. 91206.
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.
Citizens wishing to address the Board should complete the Request to Speak form and submit it prior to the Regular School Board meeting. Paper copies of this form are available before each Regular meeting.
The school board election is held annually on the third Tuesday of May.
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 citizen may make an appointment to review these documents by contacting the Superintendent's Office at 479-785-2501.
Board of Education
From left to right, Board members Matt Blaylock (at-large), Davin Chitwood (at-large), Talicia Richardson (Zone 4), Dee Blackwell (Zone 3), Phil Whiteaker (Zone 1), Sandy Dixon (Zone 2), Dalton Person (Zone 5) are pictured here with Superintendent Dr. Terry Morawski
Zone I, 2026 - Phil Whiteaker
Zone II, 2024- Sandy Dixon
Zone III, 2024 - Dee Blackwell
Zone IV, 2026 - Talicia Richardson
Zone V, 2027 - Dalton Person
At-Large, 2025 - Matt Blaylock
At-Large, 2025 - Davin Chitwood
Dee Blackwell — email@example.com
Phil Whiteaker — firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Dixon — email@example.com
Talicia Richardson — firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Blaylock — email@example.com
Dalton Person — firstname.lastname@example.org
Davin Chitwood — email@example.com
- Zone 1 Southwest Fort Smith
- Zone 2 West Central Fort Smith
- Zone 3 East Central Fort Smith
- Zone 4 North Fort Smith
- Zone 5 Southeast Fort Smith and Barling
- All Zones
To determine your school board zone, view the above maps or:
To view your precinct by your residential address, follow these steps:
School Board Election Information
-The school board election for Fort Smith Public Schools was held on May 24, 2022.
-Candidate packets are available at the county clerk’s office for each election year.-You may also contact the Sebastian County Clerk's Office for more information.