The Hope School Board held their October 20th, Monday at the school administration building. The board was reorganized following the recent school board elections. The current officers were relected including President Joe Short, Vice President Danny Watson, and Secretary Jesus Coronado. Superintendent Bobby Hart gave the report to the public. He noted the district has an enrollment of 2,511 students and that the budget is $17,985,112. Of this $8 million dollars represents teacher salaries. The board looked at the standards assurances and adopted them. Superintendent Bobby Hart noted the district has been asked to participate in a pilot program on Superintendent’s evaluation through the Arkansas Department of Education. The board voted to participate in the pilot program. The board approved a facilities request for the use of the Yergrer Gym by Mark Moore for the A. A. U. program on October 25th. The board discussed a possible change in policies in using a proposal provided by the state. No action was taken and the board agreed to first look at policies dealing with the school board itself. The board discussed the “e -rate” phone contract. The board had discussed pursuing the program and buying a new phone system. The cost would have been $100,000 of which e rate would have picked up $90,000. That program has changed and the district would have to pick up the entire fee. No action was taken. The board approved a compliance report from Assistant Superintendent Ira Love and personnel matters closed out the meeting.