Sen. Kim Hammer got the vote expunged yesterday following defeat of SB 668 to allow state control over school districts in academic distress extended up to nine years, but he announced today he was withdrawing the bill from further consideration.

The bill was aimed at the Little Rock School District.

It’s dead this year.

It doesn’t mean the state Board of Education can’t decide to take over the district later this year if some schools fall short of test score standards announced in February for a test being administered this month.