The state Board of Education is considering a request to close the Weiner High School in northeast Arkansas.
The Weiner district was annexed in 2010 into the Harrisburg School District after its enrollment fell below 350 students. Since then, supporters have fought to keep the elementary and high schools open.
Harrisburg Superintendent Danny Sample is seeking approval to close the high school effective July 1. Under the proposal, Weiner students in kindergarten through sixth grade will remain on the Weiner campus for at least a year as school officials monitor funding and spending issues.
The board meets Monday and will consider Harrisburg’s request to close the high school. The vote comes two days after Weiner’s girls basketball team finished as runners-up in the Arkansas Class 1A State Championship.