Next school election: for Pulaski County | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Next school election: for Pulaski County

Posted By on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 8:52 AM

click to enlarge CAMPAIGN LOGO: For tax vote.
  • CAMPAIGN LOGO: For tax vote.

Ready for another school election? One is on the way June 13. It's another bond refinance proposal, an extension of Pulaski County Special School District debt obligations by 13 years to allow borrowing $65 million to improve Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood.

The Committee to Continue Our Progress has formed to back the refinancing. The Pulaski district recently returned to local control — with a locally elected school board — after years in state receivership to correct financial problems. The committee has a news conference today.

The Pulaski district has special circumstances as the doughnut around Little Rock and North Little Rock, though now without Jacksonville, recently given its independence. There are disparate interests and neighborhoods from Sherwood and Maumelle (both of which include people who'd like to establish independent districts as Jacksonville has done) and majority black areas southeast of Little Rock and the high-income Chenal Valley  in western Little Rock. Everybody in the district votes, not just those in the Sherwood area.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • French Hill votes against disaster aid to Puerto Rico

    Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill alone among Arkansas's House delegation voted last week against a measure that provided $36.5 billion in disaster aid, a portion  for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well as money for wildfire response and to support the flood insurance program.
    • Oct 14, 2017
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation