Subscribe Register Login

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:54 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

House panel rejects school-consolidation bill

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 5, 2013 at 12:54 p.m.

— An Arkansas House panel has rejected a proposal to change the criteria for determining when a school district should face consolidation.

By a 5-12 vote, the House Education Committee on Tuesday turned down a bill that would change the formula for calculating the number of students in a school district for the purposes of consolidation.

School districts with fewer than 350 students are currently placed on the consolidation list.

Democratic Rep. James Ratliff was proposing to include home-schooled students in that count. He said the bill would help prevent rural school districts with low student populations from being consolidated.

Opponents argued that allowing school districts to have fewer than 350 students would create funding challenges and could expose the state to lawsuits about the adequacy of education.

Comments on: House panel rejects school-consolidation bill

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Dispatch

    dispatchwe are expanding our operations department and we ar...
    BEEBE, AR

  • Construction workers

    construction workersrobinson Construction Company is accepti...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Groundskeeping/wareh

    ouse/Delivery Driver at Comfort Systems USA (Arkansas) Inc M...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Math teacher

    We are seeking highly qualified applicants for 2014-2015 sch...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sales rep

    russellville need a fulltime salesman in russellville to ca...
    Russellville, AR

Search 873 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online