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Little Rock Schools – At Risk After School Meal Service Program/Power Snack

Little Rock School District’s Child Nutrition Department is a participant in the After School At Risk Meal Service Program, which offers Supper/Power Snack at all locations listed below and /or PM Snack at some locations. Meals will be provided to all children (18 and under) without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Click on this link to view Little Rock Schools – At Risk After School Meal Service Program/Power Snack Schedule (PDF)

LRSD Planned Capital Improvement Projects

The list of planned capital improvement projects impacting schools across the District can be found  on the following link:  Planned Capital Improvement Projects and Estimated Costs

Meantime, two signficant developments occurred this week related to the May 9 election: early and election day poll sites were announced, and the City Board of Directors voted 7-1 to support the Little Rock School District's request to hold the election.

In addition to the main early voting site in the Pulaski County Regional Building, 501 W. Markham (across the street from Little Rock City Hall), the four new locations are listed below:

• Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester
• Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road
• Second Presbyterian Church, Youth Center, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive
• West Central Community Center, 4521 John Barrow .

Early voting will be held weekdays at the downtown location May 2-8, 2017; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and at the four other election locations May 2-7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Election Day is May 9.

The link below is a list of planned capital improvement projects.

Planned Capital Improvement Projects and Estimated Costs

Additonally, you will finda list of  Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

Proceeds Details

Additional Pre-K Sites in LRSD!

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding three and four-year old Pre-K classes at the following schools for next year (2017-18):

Booker Arts Magnet
Romine Elementary
Stephens Elementary
Western Hills Elementary

LRSD Sets New Date for Election on Debt Extension

Proposed Capital Improvement Projects Impact Entire District
(See List Below)

February 22, 2017 - The Little Rock School District (LRSD) announced today the date for rescheduling the election to extend its debt. The new date is Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The election, which does not call for a new tax, would generate approximately $160 million to support facilities needs throughout LRSD and would extend the debt for one bond issue by 14-years. 

Contract Extension Approved for LRSD Supt. Mike Poore

April 6, 2017 - The employment contract for Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore was renewed on April 3, 2017 for an additional two years by Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key.  The contract extends Poore's role at the state's largest district to June 30, 2019.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and excited to continue our work with the students, parents and staff of LRSD," said Poore.  "The passion and commitment of this community towards our schools and students are evident, and I am proud to be a part of the team."
 

Parkview Educator Earns Distinction in Field of Computer Science

By Judith Murray, Parkview

Parkview educator one of first three in state to earn two approval codes from the department of education to teacher computer science  

 Mr. Dennis Show is an extraordinary math teacher by anyone’s standards. But now he is also one of the first three people in the state to be licensed to teach Computer Science in the secondary schools.

Show, Crystal Yeager, and Velma Lothridge received one (or more) of the new Computer Science approval codes, according to Anthony A. Owen, state director of computer science education. Owen advises eachers, “Keep submitting those applications, and we will get them processed as quickly as possible.”

Carlos Fabian Named March "Athlete of the Month"

Carlos Fabian with Mr. PooreFor the month of March, soccer is the sport of choice for our Athlete of the Month. Carlos Fabian is a 16-year-old sophomore at Hall High School, and has been a member of the Hall Soccer team since his freshman year. He has made significant contributions toward the success of the team as its first choice goalkeeper. Fabian's goalkeeping skills coupled with his acrobatic moves help him to make saves that have resulted into conceding only 3 goals in three games – hence the team’s current conference standing of 3-0. Not only is Carlos an outstanding athlete, he is an AVID student!

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