40 Arkansas School Districts to get Over $100M in Repair Aid

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Arkansas is awarding 40 school districts with $103.7 million in state funding for 56 campus building, expansion and system replacement projects in fiscal year 2019-2020.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Commission for Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation approved subsidizing each district’s separate projects on Wednesday. The school districts receiving state backing include Springdale, Little Rock, Earle and Maynard.

The West Memphis School District is set to obtain the most money in year one of the state’s two-year funding cycle, getting over $20 million to replace three junior high schools.

The funding is the outcome of an Arkansas program that was started in 2006 to renovate public schools after a Supreme Court ruling declared that the public schools were inequitable, inadequate and unconstitutional.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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