LRSD Superintendent Mike Poore Updates Community on Budget and Facilities

November 3, 2016 - The Little Rock School District family embraced a theme at the beginning of this school year that is more important now than ever before – and that is “The Power of Us.”  We are continuing our stakeholder meetings to get input on the budget.  While no decisions have been made regarding possible school closures, the names of five schools that may be impacted by upcoming budget decisions were released:  Carver, Franklin, Hamilton, Wilson, and Woodruff.  It should be emphasized that no final decisions have been made regarding these sites.

Today, Superintendent Poore held a series of information meetings along with a news conference to update school and community leadership on current utilization of our existing facilities. Additionally, parents and staff of the impacted schools also received this information. Superintendent Poore has asked that we make the budget and facilities report available to all on the LRSD.Org web site. 

Please remember these are draft documents that reflect a work in progress, and you still have time to share your input.  Also, please make plans to attend zone meetings that will begin next week – those dates are listed below:

Facilities Utilization Zone Meetings - Comments and Input, Current to Zone 6 Meeting December 6th

Budget Update 11.3.16

Facilities Planning - Working Document

Description of Columns Headers -  [en Español]

Zone Meetings Dates -  [en Español]  

Zone meetings will be held on the following dates: 

Date Zone Time Location Address
November 9, 2016     Zone 1  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Dunbar Community Center 1001 W. 16th Street
November 14, 2016 Zone 2  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Stephens Community Center 3720 W. 18th Street
November 16, 2016  Zone 3  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church 4823 Woodlawn
November 28, 2016 Zone 4  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Fulbright Elementary 300 Pleasant Valley Dr.
November 29, 2016 Zone 5  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Henderson Middle School 401 John Barrow Rd.
December 1, 2016 Zone 6  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Greater Second Baptist Church 5615 Geyer Springs
December 6, 2016  Zone 7  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Southwest Community Center 6401 Baseline Rd.

Community meetings, if needed, will be held on the following dates with locations to be announced:

Date

Community meetings postponed until later this month due to continued review of community input.  New January  meeting dates will be announced soon.  Please check back for updates. 

January 4, 2017
January 9, 2017
January 10, 2017
January 11, 2017