Cabot Public Schools Background Checks

Posted on 08/21/2019

UPDATE - KATV 7 confirmed in its most recent report 8/21/19 that the station did complete a background check on this individual and, "We did not find anything that would have raised any red flags."

Alex Burch - KATV Reporter

We are extremely grateful for the countless number of volunteers that have a positive influence on our students. Based on recent allegations against a volunteer in the Cabot School District during the 2014-2015 school year, the district takes this opportunity to revisit the history of our volunteer program and to reiterate our focus on providing a safe and secure environment for all students in all areas of our school system.  

Hallway Heroes, the district’s official volunteer program, was created to provide parents, family members, and community members the opportunity to serve in various roles in our schools. As part of our district standards, Hallway Heroes must submit to background checks and agree to follow all school policies and procedures while serving in their volunteer role. Over the last five years, the Cabot School District has submitted over 13,000 requests for background checks.  

As the district has reported, a former volunteer in our athletic department during the 2014-2015 school year has been charged with sexual assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. This individual would accompany his spouse, a staff member in our athletic department, to occasional practices and interact with student-athletes under the supervision of our coaching staff. Though there is not any reason to believe that a background check would have disqualified this individual from volunteering, he should have been required to follow the same procedure as other volunteers and he did not do so.  

While school districts did not do extensive background checks in the past, like they do today, allegations like this serve as a reminder that we must continue to be vigilant.  All staff, including coaching staff in our athletic department, has been reminded that all volunteers in our program should be held to the same standard as volunteers and visitors in our schools.  

The district has been notified that any additional information in regard to this case be directed to the Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746