School choice law continues to make work for state Board of Education | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 15, 2013

School choice law continues to make work for state Board of Education

Posted By on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:15 PM

The state Board of Education had a busy day Monday hearing a long list of appeals of denials of school district transfers under the 2013 "school choice" law. The law opened the door to unfettered transfer, within numerical limits, unless a school district denied a transfer on account of past desegregation issues.

The Board turned down all appeals it heard Monday. It expressed regret generally and a few board members would have granted some cases.

Friday, the Board has five more appeals to hear at 11 a.m.. Three seem unlikely to be approved given Monday's decisions — two from Marvell and one from Blytheville — where the resident school districts have cited past desegregation issues. Two appeals — from Mulberry and Hartford — were denied because those districts said they'd already reached the 3 percent limit on transfer applications.

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