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LRSD board changes middle school schedules, discusses employee non-renewal

According to the district’s reading of LEARNS, any employee who has not been recommended for renewal by April 1 must receive a non-renewal letter.
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LRSD lays off 17 district-level employees in first round of cuts

The Little Rock School District laid off 17 employees this week, and more are in the pipeline. 

Snow make-up days set, middle school schedule changes considered at LRSD board meeting

The Little Rock School Board set a plan to make up snow days and started weighing options to trim the budget by making changes to middle school schedules at their Thursday meeting.

LRSD board discusses administrative cuts to be announced next month

The cuts to downtown office positions will impact 25 positions, according to a district document from last month.

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.

For Arkansas charter schools, the grades are in — and they’re nothing special

Poverty is the strongest indicator of student achievement. Charter schools didn't change that, and vouchers won't, either.

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 weighs plans to address district's budget crunch

Our district isn't in financial distress, but declining student enrollment and increased costs are hitting the budget hard.

Parkview High School is staying put, LRSD superintendent says, despite district's troubles

A plan to transplant Parkview's programs and students to an as-yet-to-be-built campus out west is no longer on the table. But the path forward for the Little Rock School District is not clear.

Exxon comes to town: The Arkansas Times’ Week in Review podcast, Nov. 19, 2023

This week on the Arkansas Times podcast: lithium extraction, tornado recovery and more alarming financial news from the LRSD.

LRSD board presses pause on budget-busting price tag for new WLR campus

Little Rock School Board members need a couple of weeks to come to terms with the heart attack-inducing rise in construction costs for a promised new high school campus out west.

Sticker shock: Price tag for planned West Little Rock high school nearly doubles

Will enough West Little Rock families opt in for public school to fill up this new campus? We should probably find out before we drop $154 million.