North Little Rock to try again on School Board vacancy | Arkansas Blog

Friday, October 27, 2017

North Little Rock to try again on School Board vacancy

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 1:20 PM

The North Little Rock School Board has rescinded its appointment of Hannah Chambers to fill a Zone 5 Board vacancy until November 2018 because it has determined she's not eligible to hold the seat because she lives in a different zone.

The question of eligibility had arisen earlier. Chambers was chosen from four applicants, despite not living in the zone, to fill a vacancy created by Scott Teague's resignation.

The Board said it had legal advice that the appointment would be proper. But a news release today said:

Recently, the North Little Rock Board of Education selected Hannah Chambers to fill the vacated Zone 5 member's position. As part of this process, the Board sought legal advice from the Arkansas School Board Association, in accordance with previous circumstances similar to this situation.

After seeking further clarification, the Arkansas School Board Association determined their previous stance was incorrect and advised the North Little Rock Board of Education to rescind their selection of Hannah Chambers.

Immediately upon notification from legal counsel, the North Little Rock Board of Education called a meeting and rescinded their selection and will begin the Zone 5 selection process as outlined in the Arkansas Educational Statute 6-13-611 section (c).

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