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Amid uncertainty about millions of dollars of state desegregation aid, Little Rock School District Superintendent Morris Holmes assured parents, staff and teachers Friday that the district would work “to land squarely on our feet for the 2011-2012 school year.” “Over the next few weeks, we will need your support and patience, both of which will go a long way to help us through this unexpected hit,” Holmes wrote in a letter posted on the district’s website Friday afternoon. The district faces financial uncertainty going into a new fiscal year July 1 after U.S. Circuit Judge Brian Miller, in a May 19 ruling, freed the state of its obligations to pay most of the desegregation funding it has issued for more than two decades.

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Arkansas, Pages 13 on 05/28/2011

Print Headline: LR schools chief promises ‘orderly’ 2011-12, extra money or not

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