UPDATE: Nashville School District's Hybrid Poll Results
Poll numbers? Do they even matter?
Flashback: October 23, 2016.
According to an ABC news poll, Hillary Rodham Clinton would win the presidential election handily on Nov. 8.
According to that poll , Clinton led Donald J Trump by a 12% margin. HRC 50%, DJT 38%. On election night, Clinton lost to Trump, and Trump would become America’s 45th president, shattering the dreams of another Clinton presidency.
Nashville School District Poll
South Arkansas Reckoning received multiple tips about a poll by the Nashville School District. Stakeholders throughout the district were given the opportunity to weigh in concerning the potential change to the school calendar.
On Thursday, Jan. 18. at 9:38 a.m., we emailed Nashville Superintendent Doug Graham to forward the results of the poll when they became available.
At 2:04 p.m. on Thursday, we received a tip from a stakeholder saying the poll had concluded shortly after 2 p.m.
On January 19, Graham forwarded the results to South Arkansas Reckoning.
According to the poll, only 1,211 stakeholders participated.
The Nashville School District is located in Howard County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county’s population is 12,785. The town of Nashville is the county seat with a population of 4,153.
It is important to note that all Howard County property owners in the Nashville School District do have a stake in the decisions made by the school board. According to sources, one key question continues to surface: Who will pay for the cost of the staff, the busses and the cafeteria services during the “off-weeks” in the hybrid schedule?
After reviewing the low number of stakeholders participating in the poll, we asked Graham three questions:
1.) What was sent out to stakeholders throughout the district?
2.) Was the start time and stop time for the poll established before the poll started?
3.) Will stakeholders be allowed to speak at the Jan. 22 meeting?
Superintendent Graham had not responded to our questions at the time of publication.
On January 22 the Nashville School Board will meet for its monthly meeting.
According to stakeholders’ social media posts, the school board meeting could see a high turnout.
According to a source who wishes to remain anonymous, the Nashville school board requires stakeholders to be placed on the agenda to speak at their board meetings.
It is unknown if the district intends to allow the public the opportunity to speak at the board meeting.
In Arkansas, stakeholders can call a special-called board meeting through a signed petition of 50 registered voters from the district. Some community members have mentioned the possibility of a special-called meeting to voice their concerns.
It is unclear if the poll results will influence the future of the Nashville Scrappers school schedule.
We will continue to follow this story as it unfolds.
Read our original story about the Nashville School District here:
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