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Greenwood to intervene in school-funding lawsuit

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 24, 2014 at 8:15 a.m.

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood School Board has unanimously voted to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges how the state funds public schools.

The board voted 6-0 on Thursday to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the Deer/Mount Judea School District. Last fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the lawsuit brought up new school funding claims that weren't addressed by the Lake View case that ended in 2007.

The suit alleges that the state has not properly studied what constitutes an adequate education, cost of living adjustments and transportation funding.

Greenwood Superintendent John Ciesla said it's in his district's best interest to speak out because the outcome will affect the district. The Southwest Times Record reported that the Van Buren School District has also voted to intervene in the case.

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arkateacher54_aol.com says... January 24, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.

We have spent billions in an effort to give little black children in Pulaski County a quality education, but many of these country school districts are sorely lacking in every aspect of a school operation. The big districts such as these mentioned have money out the wazoo. Doesn't seem fair to me.

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TheBatt says... January 24, 2014 at 12:16 p.m.

You are correct, David.

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