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Little Rock school board approves first list of employee renewals, as per new LEARNS mandate

The LRSD board took important actions on topics including rehiring employees for the 2024-25 school year and how library media specialists are assigned under the district’s staffing formula.
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LRSD board considers $13 million in budget cuts

The big stories from Thursday’s Little Rock School District board meeting include good news of a new principal and a new direction for Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and painful news of a plan to make millions of dollars in cuts to keep the district financially solvent. 

Despite a budget-busting price hike, construction of a new LRSD high school in West Little Rock is a go

We can only hope the board will next commit to spending the rest of the millage money on Parkview and schools south of I-630.

LR school board approves plans for West high school after huge price jump

The new cost of the West high school campus is about $145.6 million, the board was told. Board members also approved a plan to create a "parent welcome center" on the Hall High School campus.

Little Rock school board votes to combine two high schools next school year

The Little Rock school board voted Thursday night 6-2 to move the West School of Innovation to Hall High School — a move that is bound to be controversial among some parents. But the consolidation is a necessity for the district as it grapples with shrinking student enrollment.

LRSD considers recruiting and retention measures, votes to work with company that recruits foreign teachers

This week marks the eighth anniversary of the state takeover of the Little Rock School District on Jan. 28, 2015.

LR School Board president reports on data hostage negotiations

Deal near but details remain scarce . Thanks

LRSD board president defends secret meeting over cybersecurity breach

On Tuesday, LRSD board President Greg Adams acknowledged a secret meeting they held Nov. 21 to figure their way out of a virtual hostage situation went sideways of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Adams said the board was in an impossible spot and did their best.

Good news on solar energy+gun safety, bad news on representative democracy for LRSD

Teacher bonuses stalled and board member powers diminished by their own choice. Forward-thinking students from Central High provided the bright spot in a dark meeting of the LRSD board.

LRSD board considers its role

The Little Rock Board of Education takes on gun safety, chain of command and their persistent existential question: What IS a school board member?

Keep your masks on, LRSD board tells students and teachers

Masks rules stay in place for at least the rest of 2021.

LRSD board approves vaccine incentive, millage outline and hears about salary hike plans

The Little Rock School District Board on Thursday voted to pay all district employees who can show proof of vaccination a $300 one-time bonus. It also approved the LRSD's COVID-19 sick leave policy, which is similar to last year's, rather than a more punitive plan that had been floated before the third surge of the coronavirus in Arkansas.