WEINER — Supporters of a northeastern Arkansas high school are holding out hope that the Legislature passes a bill that would stop the closure of the school this summer.
According to The Jonesboro Sun, about 100 people gathered Thursday to support Weiner High School. On Monday, the state Board of Education voted to close the high school July 1 and send students to Harrisburg High School.
The Weiner district was consolidated with Harrisburg in 2010 after its enrollment dropped below 350 students.
Backers of the school say they're hopeful the Legislature will pass a bill that would suspend any administrative reorganization of school districts until at least April 2015. The bill by Rep. Randy Alexander, R-Springdale, would be retroactive from Jan. 1, so it would cover Weiner High School.