State Education Commissioner says Little Rock School District could see board elections in 2018

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Steve Brawner with Independent Arkansas reports:

   The Little Rock School District could have a school board election so it can be returned to local control as early as May but more likely in November, Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Wednesday.

   During a question and answer session at the Clinton School of Public Service, Key was asked by Dean Skip Rutherford to name the earliest possible date the LRSD could be released from state control.

   Key said the Department of Education is studying the LRSD’s academics, finances, facilities, “human capital managing system,” and student services to see what support might be needed from the department and other entities.

   That study should be finished by November and would give the department a more complete picture of the district’s standing.

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