Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
|Zone II member, Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||September 17, 2013|
|Appointed by||Fort Smith Public School Board of Education|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas|
|Profession||Retired Elementary School Teacher|
Susan McFerran sought re-election to the Zone II seat on the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education on September 17, 2013. She was unopposed. McFerran is a retired elementary school teacher who has taught at schools in the Fort Smith School District and continues to serve as a substitute teacher at private schools in the Fort Smith area. McFerran is married and has three children, who all graduated from Fort Smith schools.
About the district
LocationArkansas in Sebastian County. It is one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, and the second largest city in the state of Arkansas. According to the 2010 census, Fort Smith is home to 86,217 residents.
Fort Smith Public Schools is a district comprised of 19 elementary schools, 4 junior high school, 2 senior high schools, and one alternative learning center.
Fort Smith underperforms the rest of Arkansas when compared on the basis of median household income, people living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Fort Smith was $37,340 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 20.7%% of Fort Smith residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Fort Smith was 22.5%% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 20.7% of Fort Smith residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas.
What was at stake?
McFerran's Zone II position on the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education was up for re-election, she was unopposed.
McFerran has not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.
- SW Times Record Online, "Fort Smith School Board Member Appointed" accessed August 15, 2013
- US Census Bureau, "Fort Smith, Arkansas Quick Facts" accessed August 14, 2013
- Fort Smith Schools, "About our schools" accessed August 14, 2013
- , "Fort Smith Quick Facts," accessed July 31, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Campaign Expenditure Search" accessed August 13, 2013