Little Rock Education Proposition


((BOB)) HELLO AND THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT FOR KARK 4 NEWS AT FIVE… I’M BOB CLAUSEN… ((ASHLEY)) AND I’M ASHLEY KETZ… THIS MORNING áá LITTLE ROCK MAYOR FRANK SCOTT JUNIOR REVEALED HIS PROPOSAL TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT TO REGAIN FULL LOCAL CONTROL. ((BOB)) MAYOR SCOTT HELD THE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH SEVERAL CITY BOARD MEMBERS. HIS PROPOSAL INCLUDES A TEMPORARY SCHOOL BOARD TO BE IN PLACE BY JANUARY 20á20. MEMBERS WOULD BE APPOINTED BY CITY AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES. SCOTT’S PROPOSAL WOULD PUT SCHOOLS RATED WITH AN “F” GRADE UNDER LOCAL CONTROL BUT MANAGED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE. MAYOR FRANK SCOTT JR. “As we all understand, the schools are determined based off the ACT, Aspire test and other things. We can’t control that process. We’re only controlling what we can control, and we’re providing a plan, a balanced approach to get a locally elected school board to the city of Little Rock. That’s all of our priority right now.” ((BOB)) THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS ITS NEXT MEETING SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10 áá THIS THURSDAY. ((ASHLEY)) THE LITTLE ROCK EDUCATION ASSOCIATION áá A UNION REPRESENTING LRSD TEACHERS áá HAS SET UP AN INFORMATIONAL PICKETING LINE ON THE OVERPASS BETWEEN KING ELEMENTARY AND THE CAPITOL IN RESPONSE TO THE CONTINUED BATTLE OVER LOCAL CONTROL. ((BOB)) REPORTER HAYLEE BROOKS IS THERE áá SHE HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY AND JOINS US WITH WHAT LITTLE ROCK TEACHERS ARE SAYING TONIGHT… HAYLEE? ((HAYLEE)) ((BOB)) VANDALS CAUGHT IN THE ACT…. SIX PEOPLE WERE WERE SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SPRAY PAINTING ART ALLEY IN SEARCY OVER THE WEEKEND… ((ASHLEY)) KARK FOUR’S CAITLIN REARDEN WAS THERE TODAY

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