February 3, 2015
After years of trouble, the Little Rock School District is now under state control. But what does “state control” mean?
Here are five things to know about the state takeover and others like it in the nation.
1) The Arkansas Board of Education voted 5-4 to take over the Little Rock School District at a special meeting Jan. 28. The takeover removed the locally elected school board members but kept Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis. A civic advisory committee comprised of business and community leaders, parents and students will be created. Suggs, who joined the district in March 2013, will report to the Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tony Wood.