Creator

Date Original

1937-2013

Description

This collection contains records generated by the Arkansas Department of Education pertaining to the consolidation and annexation of various school districts throughout Arkansas, including court transcripts and information obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The bulk of the material is dated 2003-2006, though it includes a 1937 study on a proposed reorganization of Arkansas' school units funded by the Works Progress Administration. Another significant portion of the material is centered around the Lake View School District (Phillips County), their 1992 lawsuit against the State of Arkansas, and ongoing consolidation issues.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1992, Lake View School District in Phillips County, Arkansas, sued the state government, claiming that their small, rural school district was deliberately underfunded. Over the next ten years, several other rural school districts made similar suits. Forced consolidation and annexation with nearby districts became the preferred tool to deal with small, underfunded school districts. This collection contains the legal proceedings involved in this type of school district consolidation in the State of Arkansas, particularly between the years of 2002-2007.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.001023

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Department of Education school district consolidation and annexation records, MS.001023

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Department of Education school district consolidation and annexation records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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