Benton School District's selection for an "In View Series" hosted by Larry King television broadcast has been confirmed by school district officials. The show's executive producer informed Superintendent Jeff Collum that Benton has been selected as one of the top districts in the nation and will be featured as one of the schools "leading learners into the 21st Century."
The show's executive producer explained to Collum and Benton School Board President Brad Bohannan that Benton was selected from research conducted by their producers using criteria such as academic performance and accomplishments, technology and top-performing schools.
The arrangement includes a payment of $27,900 from the district to the broadcast. Sponsorships to help defray the costs are being sought by the district.
The show's air date will be sometime in the fall.