8:40 AM - 10:10 AM
10:20 AM - 11:50 AM
12:00 PM - 3:40 PM
8:40 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 11:50 AM
12:00 PM - 3:40 PM
The NLR School District has canceled all classes for Friday, December 6, 2013 due to possible inclement weather.
In November 2013, the parties of the class action lawsuit joined a new Proposed Settlement Agreement to release the State from its obligations under the 1989 Settlement Agreement. Individual members of the class will not be (and have never been) awarded any money through the new Proposed Settlement Agreement. The key terms of this Proposed Settlement Agreement for the will affect magnet schools, m to m transfers, desegregation funding, and the legal transfer of students within the three districts in Pulaski County.
1) The State will continue to make desegregation payments to the NLR School District for four more years and no longer.
2) No new M to M or Magnet School transfers will be permitted.
3) Students currently enrolled in M to M and Magnet programs may continue.
4) The Districts will continue to provide free transportation to existing M to M or stipulation Magnet students for at least three years.
5) The LRSD and PCSSD have currently opted out of the State's School Choice law. Under the Proposed Settlement Agreement, PCSSD and LRSD will allow 30 legal transfer students to attend NLRSD yearly and NLRSD will allow 30 legal transfers to attend LRSD. During this five year settlement agreement, siblings of students attending NLRSD through legal transfer will be given first priority to legally transfer into the NLRSD.
6) Students currently enrolled in one of the Districts under the State's School Choice law may continue to attend until they move or graduate from high school.
More Information Available.
More information regarding the proposed settlement, including a copy of the Proposed Settlement Agreement can be found on the NLR School District website: www.nlrsd.org
Fairness Hearing and Objections.
The Proposed Settlement Agreement will not be final until the U.S. District Court approves it at a Fairness Hearing on January 13 and 14, 2014. The Court will hear evidence and objections of class members about the Proposed Settlement Agreement at 9:30 am on January 13 and 14, 2014 at the Richard Sheppard Arnold U.S. Courthouse, Court Room 1-A, 500 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas. Any objections members of the class have to the Proposed Settlement Agreement must be submitted in writing to the Court by December 23, 2013. If you want to participate in the Fairness Hearing you must say so in your written objection. Objections not received by December 23, 2013 may not be considered. Submit objections to this address:
James W. McCormack, Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Arkansas
Richard Sheppard Arnold U.S. Courthouse
600 West Capitol Avenue, Room A149
Little Rock, AR 72201
Attn: Desegregation Case - Proposed Settlement Agreement
Ms. Madar's 7th grade class: 1,354 cans
Mrs. Richinson & Mrs. McMahan 7th grade class: 819 cans.
Ms. Padilla's 8th grade class: 766 cans
A total of 10,632 cans were collected for the Amboy Food Pantry.
Nicole Hill, First place Poetry
The North Little Rock School District Board of Education has approved the Settlement of obligations related to the Little Rock School District v. Pulaski County School District litigation and the 1989 Settlement Agreement pursuant to the agreement presented today to the Desegregation Oversight Committee. (http://m.arkansasonline.com/
Superintendent Kelly Rodgers of the North Little Rock School District stated, “This Agreement does not provide financing for the entire five year period while North Little Rock completes its Capital Improvement Plan, so we will review programs and staffing needs as ways to reduce costs. However, we are pleased to be a part of the resolution of the over 30 years of litigation in this case.”
A SPECIAL thanks to Greg Davis, Class of Ole Main 1983, for his work on the committee and also for serving as the official photographer for ONE LAST WILD RIDE!
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The NLR Athletic Department has a limited supply of "One Last Wild Ride" tickets with the picture of the stadium on them for sale. Two tickets for $5.00. Own a part of North Little Rock History.
TWO elementary schools in the North Little Rock School District were recognized in this release for their improvement this year: Boone Park Elementary School (now listed as an ACHIEVING SCHOOL) and Seventh Street Elementary School (a Focus School that MET 2013 EXIT CRITERIA). Congratulations to Mavis Cherry, Principal, and staff at Boone Park and also Pam Wilcox, Principal, and staff at Seventh Street Elementary.