Welcome to the Lavaca School District website.
This site offers a brief overview of our learning community.
Lavaca School District is committed to providing students with
a quality education that will prepare them to be lifelong learners
and productive citizens of a democratic society. As educators
we are committed to the service of each other, our students, and
our community. Our rural district serves approximately 850 students
in grades K-12 and is located ten miles East of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Lavaca has a population of approximately two thousand and covers
an area of fifty-seven square miles. It is bordered on the North
by the Arkansas River and on the West and South by the lush acres
of Fort Chaffee. The three schools making up the district are
within a one-half mile area on Highway 255. Lavaca High School
has approximately 260 students in grades 9-12. Lavaca Middle Schools
serves 290 students in grades 5-8, and Lavaca Elementary serves
290 students in grades K-4.
President - Perry Newman
Newman is the current President of the Lavaca School Board
and has served on the board for ten years. He graduated from Lavaca
High School in 1976 and attended Arkansas Valley Vocational Technical
School and graduated in 1978. He and his wife Sandy have three
daughters, Jennifer, Sara, and Rachel. He has worked at Arkansas
Oklahoma Gas Company for 25 years and is the Director of Gas Control.
He is the Region 4 Director of the Arkansas School Board Association
and has been active in education on both the state and local level.
It is his goal to improve education not only in Lavaca but statewide.
His vision is for the Lavaca school system to be known as the
best school in the state of Arkansas. Perry is very active in
Lavaca First Baptist Church which he teaches 8th and 9th grade
boys and is active in the student ministries program.