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FAQs Regarding Planned Capital Improvement Projects

The list of planned capital improvement projects impacting schools across the District can be found  on the following link:  Planned Capital Improvement Projects and Estimated Costs

Meantime, two signficant developments occurred this week related to the May 9 election: early and election day poll sites were announced, and the City Board of Directors voted 7-1 to support the Little Rock School District's request to hold the election.

In addition to the main early voting site in the Pulaski County Regional Building, 501 W. Markham (across the street from Little Rock City Hall), the four new locations are listed below:

• Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester
• Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road
• Second Presbyterian Church, Youth Center, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive
• West Central Community Center, 4521 John Barrow

LRSD Seeks Additional Proposals for Re-purposingTwo Campuses Slated for Closing

April 25, 2017 - The Little Rock School District (LRSD) has decided to re-open the process for soliciting offers to re-purpose Franklin and Woodruff properties. The decision to extend the opportunity for offers is a result of conversations between community members and LRSD, as well as the administration's knowledge of timelines that allow the District greater flexibility in re-purposing the sites. LRSD will accept new proposals and will continue to consider proposals that have already been submitted.

Parkview High School Ranked #3 and Central High School #6 in Arkansas by US News and World Report

US News and World Report has ranked Parkview High School #3 and Central High School as #6 in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas High School Rankings

See the attached link for Arkansas High School rankings

Parkview Magnet High School

"Parkview Magnet High School is ranked 3rd within Arkansas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Parkview Magnet High School is 95 percent..."

U.S. News and World Report ranking of Parkview High School

Central High School

"Central High School is ranked 6th within Arkansas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Central High School is 62 percent."

U.S. New and World Report ranking of Central High School

Little Rock Schools – At Risk After School Meal Service Program/Power Snack

Little Rock School District’s Child Nutrition Department is a participant in the After School At Risk Meal Service Program, which offers Supper/Power Snack at all locations listed below and /or PM Snack at some locations. Meals will be provided to all children (18 and under) without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Click on this link to view Little Rock Schools – At Risk After School Meal Service Program/Power Snack Schedule (PDF)

LRSD Planned Capital Improvement Projects

The list of planned capital improvement projects impacting schools across the District can be found  on the following link:  Planned Capital Improvement Projects and Estimated Costs

Meantime, two signficant developments occurred this week related to the May 9 election: early and election day poll sites were announced, and the City Board of Directors voted 7-1 to support the Little Rock School District's request to hold the election.

In addition to the main early voting site in the Pulaski County Regional Building, 501 W. Markham (across the street from Little Rock City Hall), the four new locations are listed below:

• Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester
• Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road
• Second Presbyterian Church, Youth Center, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive
• West Central Community Center, 4521 John Barrow .

Early voting will be held weekdays at the downtown location May 2-8, 2017; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and at the four other election locations May 2-7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Election Day is May 9.

The link below is a list of planned capital improvement projects.

Planned Capital Improvement Projects and Estimated Costs

Additonally, you will finda list of  Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

Proceeds Details

Additional Pre-K Sites in LRSD!

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding three and four-year old Pre-K classes at the following schools for next year (2017-18):

Booker Arts Magnet
Romine Elementary
Stephens Elementary
Western Hills Elementary

LRSD Sets New Date for Election on Debt Extension

Proposed Capital Improvement Projects Impact Entire District
(See List Below)

February 22, 2017 - The Little Rock School District (LRSD) announced today the date for rescheduling the election to extend its debt. The new date is Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The election, which does not call for a new tax, would generate approximately $160 million to support facilities needs throughout LRSD and would extend the debt for one bond issue by 14-years. 

Proposed Uses for Franklin and Woodruff Discussed Tuesday and Wednesday

Public Meetings
Woodruff ECC - Tuesday, April 11
Franklin Elementary - Wednesday, April 12
 
In keeping with the commitment to make public the process for soliciting proposals for the future use of Franklin Elementary School and Woodruff Early Childhood Center, the Little Rock School District will hold meetings Tuesday-Wednesday, April 11-12, 2017, 6 p.m.  Interested parties who submitted proposals by the deadline will make presentations to the impacted school communities. 

April 11 - Woodruff ECC

Public Meetings Regarding Future Use for Franklin and Woodruff Campuses

Public Meetings
Woodruff ECC - Tuesday, April 11
Franklin Elementary - Wednesday, April 12
 
In keeping with the commitment to make public the process for soliciting proposals for the future use of Franklin Elementary School and Woodruff Early Childhood Center, the Little Rock School District will hold meetings Tuesday-Wednesday, April 11-12, 2017, 6 p.m.  Interested parties who submitted proposals by the deadline will make presentations to the impacted school communities. 

Contract Extension Approved for LRSD Supt. Mike Poore

April 6, 2017 - The employment contract for Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore was renewed on April 3, 2017 for an additional two years by Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key.  The contract extends Poore's role at the state's largest district to June 30, 2019.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and excited to continue our work with the students, parents and staff of LRSD," said Poore.  "The passion and commitment of this community towards our schools and students are evident, and I am proud to be a part of the team."
 

Carlos Fabian Named March "Athlete of the Month"

Carlos Fabian with Mr. PooreFor the month of March, soccer is the sport of choice for our Athlete of the Month. Carlos Fabian is a 16-year-old sophomore at Hall High School, and has been a member of the Hall Soccer team since his freshman year. He has made significant contributions toward the success of the team as its first choice goalkeeper. Fabian's goalkeeping skills coupled with his acrobatic moves help him to make saves that have resulted into conceding only 3 goals in three games – hence the team’s current conference standing of 3-0. Not only is Carlos an outstanding athlete, he is an AVID student!

LRSD Excel Advisory Committee Gets Insight from Similar Program in Bentonville

      

 A delegation of advisory committee members from the Little Rock School District recently visited the Ignite Professional Studies Program at Bentonville Public Schools to observe that district’s efforts in action.  In February, LRSD introduced the Excel program, the District’s version of Ignite, announcing plans with community partners to join the Kansas City-based Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS).  The goal is to expand college and career opportunities for high school juniors and seniors.

LRSD Seeks Proposals for Repurposing Franklin and Woodruff Campuses

February 28, 2017 - The Little Rock School District (LRSD) is fulfilling a commitment to seek proposals for the repurposing of its Franklin and Woodruff campuses.  In an effort to ensure that time is given to all parties that may be interested in submitting a proposal for the future use of these sites, the LRSD is issuing an Invitation for Submission of Interest for Redeployment of the properties.
 

LRSD Sets New Date for Election to Extend Debt

February 22, 2017 - The Little Rock School District (LRSD) announced today the date for rescheduling the election to extend its debt. The new date is Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The election, which does not call for a new tax, would generate approximately $160 million to support facilities needs throughout LRSD and would extend the debt for one bond issue by 14-years. 

Assignment Letters Were Mailed This Week

February 23, 2017

Attention LRSD Parents:

Assignments letters were mailed Wednesday.  In order to help us prepare for a smooth transition into the 2017-18 school year, please read your letters immediately and follow the directions.  Please also note that Check-In will be earlier for most schools this year.  We will provide additional details and reminders prior to the Check-In dates.    If you have any questions, you may contact the Student Registration Office at 501-447-2950 during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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