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July 2011 Archives

Request for Proposals for Financial Audit Services

Posted by Alan on July 28, 2011 4:14 PM | Filed in News |

finance11.pngThe Fayetteville School District is currently seeking proposals from firms interested in providing financial audit services for the 2011-12 school year. Proposals must be received by August 19 to be considered.

Please click here to view the Request for Proposals, which includes the specifications.

FPS Receives National Honor for Work with Geospatial Technology

Posted by Alan on July 28, 2011 4:03 PM | Filed in News |

Esri-logo.pngFayetteville Public Schools received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the ESRI International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California held July 13, 2011. This award acknowledges vision, leadership, hard work, and innovative use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.

The award acknowledges the unique application designed by the FPS technology and transportation departments for the Online Transportation Information System, OTIS. This system provide three different web-interfaces for the transportation department, school-based personnel, and parents of FPS students. Transportation uses it to organize bus routes and validate bus stop locations.  School personnel can check new and existing student addresses and map all bus stops around the student's residence to better advise parents about pick up and drop off locations. Parents can also, via secure login, see which bus stops are the closest and safest.

Organizations from around the world honored at the Esri UC span industries including agriculture, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.

"The SAG Awards highlight extraordinary achievements and efforts to improve our world," says Esri president Jack Dangermond. "Each year I look forward to being part of this ceremony. It is a tradition that means a great deal to Esri and to GIS professionals."

For more information about the 2011 Special Achievement in GIS Award winners, including project information and photos, please visit www.esri.com/sag.

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For more information, contact Susan Norton, chief information officer, at 973-8659 or susan.norton@fayar.net


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Owl Creek Applying for Academic Enrichment Grant

Posted by Alan on July 28, 2011 2:29 PM | (Not Filed) |

owlcreek.pngOwl Creek School is applying for funding to be an Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Center. If awarded the grant, Owl Creek will be able to provide both before and after school academic and enrichment programs to students.

enrollment.pngElementary Enrollment Week for the 2011-12 school year will take place August 2 through August 5 at all Fayetteville elementary schools (except Asbell and Happy Hollow) for all new and returning students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The hours will be:

Tuesday, August 2: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, August 3: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday, August 4: 8 am to 6 pm
Friday, August 5: 8 am to noon.


Please bring a current proof of residence (rental agreement or utility bill) to enroll. If you are going to be out of town the week of August 2-5 and unable to enroll your student at that time, please contact the principal at your child's school and make them aware of this. Please include the student's name and grade level in any phone message or email. Thanks!

Adult Ed Teacher Honored by UA College of Education

Posted by Alan on July 20, 2011 3:55 PM | Filed in News |

Debbie_Smith2.pngDebbie Smith, instructor for Fayetteville Adult Education, was recognized recently as the Outstanding Master's Student in Workforce Development by the University of Arkansas's College of Education and Health Professions.  Fayetteville Adult Education was selected as one of four Adult Education centers in Arkansas to participate in the National Career Awareness Project in 2011-12.  Debbie Smith will be lead teacher in that project. (Click here for a larger copy of the photo.)

For more information about all the services offered at Fayetteville Adult Education, please call 479-444-3041.

Bike Ride for Kids Ages 8-12 on July 21 at Walker Park

Posted by Alan on July 19, 2011 3:18 PM | Filed in Events |

bikerkid.pngJoin Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks (bco) and Summer of Solutions for a ride through the Walker Park Neighborhood. We'll review Rules of the Road and take a neighborhood ride that will involve some busy streets.  We'll stop often to discuss techniques and right-of-way questions along the way.

Thursday July 21
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Meet at the round pavilion in Walker Park

Bring a bicycle, helmet, water bottle, and a backpack (or something to carry your bottle with you). bco will be providing free helmet fittings and giveaway, and water for bottle refills.

This workshop is free of cost and open to all children ages 8-12 and their parents.

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