The Heber Springs school board was called into a brief emergency session on August 28 to discuss and approve compensating teachers and staff for attending training workshops and professional development sessions this summer.

            Various teachers and staff members from the elementary school, middle school and high school attended the New Teacher Academy or participated in Special Education training, Pre-AP Certification training, or ACT Aspire Content training this summer. It was motioned and moved to pay the participants the daily rate of pay for each day of attendance to the training sessions.