Batesville High School opens new wing, steps up security - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Batesville High School opens new wing, steps up security

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Original victim files suit against OBGYN

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:00:19 GMT
    PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould OB/GYN accused of taking nude photos of some of his patients had his first court appearance Thursday. He was arrested Wednesday night at a Newport hotel. Dr. Paul
    The patient that brought all of this to the forefront has now filed civil suit against the doctor and explained in detail what Becton allegedly did to her during that exam that she said led up to him taking nude photos of her.
  • NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    NEW: Malpractice suits dismissed against arrested doctor

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:18:42 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photographs of at least one patient is due in court again on May 30, but more information is coming to light after his arrest. Dr. Paul
    A Paragould doctor accused of taking nude photographs of at least one patient is due in court again on May 30, but more information is coming to light after his arrest.
  • Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Fire burns vacant home in SW Jonesboro

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:34:25 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A portion of Southwest Drive is closed this morning as crews are work on a house fire. According to Jonesboro dispatch the home is vacant. Southwest Drive has been closed from
    Southwest Drive was closed during the morning rush Friday after crews battled a house fire.

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Visitors may notice a few changes to the Batesville High School campus this semester, but not all of them are cosmetic.

Crews took about a year to complete upgrades to the high school worth about $5 million, which included adding a new wing onto the main building.

 "Shortly after Christmas break, we moved in and we've had classes out here," said Principal David Campbell. "The kids really love the new facility."

The facility features 15 new classrooms that house the foreign language, math and science departments in three distinct areas.

"We have 15 classrooms," Campbell said, "and that includes three state-of-the-art science labs and classroom spaces."

The district also used money to create a new common area for students and to revamp counseling and administrative offices, which are connected to the only entry into the school after 8 a.m.

"When parents come in," Campbell said, "they're directed to the secretary, and then when she finds out where they need to go, she can buzz them out to that area. Of course, they sign in [too].

"It's just another security measure," he added, "that the board and the district have put into place to better serve our students."

Limiting entry to a single door is just one part of a continued effort to step up security at the school.

"Of course our district is even looking at further measures that we can do in the future to have a safer campus," Campbell said.

The district is planning a few more upgrades to safety and security for its various campuses, but the proposed changes all hinge upon voters approving a millage increase on April 9.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.