This document is proof of publication from the Walnut Ridge Times-Dispatch showing that they advertised the court proceedings to consolidate school districts number 62 and number 80.
In 1946, due to attendance numbers and finances, the County Board of Education of Lawrence County accepted the petition from the Oak Grove School District #62 to be dissolved. The area encompassed by district #62 was then added into the new, larger district #80. As transportation and infrastructure improved, the need for numerous small schools dwindled. Eventually, this district would be further consolidated into the present day Walnut Ridge school district.
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Lawrence County (Ark.)
Lawrence County (Ark.) public school records, MSNE.0086
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Petition, consolidation of districts number 62 and number 80, Lawrence County (Ark.) public school records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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