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Assignment Letters Were Mailed This Week

February 23, 2017

Attention LRSD Parents:

Assignments letters were mailed Wednesday.  In order to help us prepare for a smooth transition into the 2017-18 school year, please read your letters immediately and follow the directions.  Please also note that Check-In will be earlier for most schools this year.  We will provide additional details and reminders prior to the Check-In dates.    If you have any questions, you may contact the Student Registration Office at 501-447-2950 during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Poore Man on the Roof Campaign Enriches Local Pantry Effort

Thousands of dollars  worth of canned goods and other non-perishable items are on on their way to a local pantry to help families in need, thanks to the efforts of students, staff, parents and community members.  Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore issued a challenge to students soliciting their help in collecting items to support local pantries, saying he would work from the roof of the administration building if enough items were collected to fill his office within a two-week span.  The response was overwhelming with canned good and other items packing his office and spi

Thank You - The Little Rock Community Gives Back in a Huge Way

Another special "shout out" to local restaurants and community members who participated in the "Restaurants Give Back" holiday food drive in support of our students.  Thanks to your generosity, more than 3,000 pounds of food was collected, then sorted  and delivered to schools by volunteers from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance.  LRSD truly appreciates you!

 

Let's Chat - #LRSD Listens Twitter Town Hall Wednesday Night

#LRSDListens

Twitter Town Hall

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Don’t have Twitter?  Tune in to LRSD TV (Comcast Channel 4 or U-Verse Channel 99).  To join the conversation, leave a comment or question on our Comment Form:  #LRSDListens

Please send questions/comments that pertain to the topics being discussed.

 

How to Chat

If you have a Twitter account, log on and
  use #LRSDListens to be directed to the
  conversation

Introduce yourself and share how you're
  connected to the district

We will introduce 5 questions - 1-at-a-time
  referring to questions using Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 and Q5

When you respond to the individual questions, use
  A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5

Share this information with your friends and let's get "tweeting" at 7:30 p.m.!

The Best of the Best Basketball Talent Featured at Upcoming Jammin' for Jackets Tournament

               

December 6, 2016 - Support central Arkansas student-athletes and cheer on LRSD basketball players at the Jammin' for Jackets tournament, December 8-10! Admission is $8/person/day or you may purchase a 3-day pass for $20 on the first day of the tournament,Thursday, December 8. Teams from J.A. Fair, Hall, McClellan, Parkview, Central, Mills, Bryant, and Episcopal Collegiate will compete for the coveted Jammin' for Jackets Championship title.

Proceeds from the tournament assist with the purchase of letter jackets for Central Arkansas athletes for all sports, not just basketball. Over the past 15 years, nearly 5500 jackets have been issued, free of charge, to student athletes.

LRSD Welcomes New Staff Attorney

The Little Rock School District is pleased to announce the selection of its new staff attorney, Eric F.Walker of Little Rock.

 As attorney for LRSD, Walker will provide legal guidance on a full spectrum of education law issues and advise the District's administration on all legal matters related to the operations of the District. He will also serve, on behalf of the superintendent, as the primary contact for LRSD's assigned law firm and will combine his considerable experience with their efforts.

Walker most recently served as Assistant Dean of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He brings a wealth of experience to the District, having previously served as legal counsel for Windstream Communications and Philander Smith College, Assistant Attorney General for two divisions at the Arkansas Attorney General's office, and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Little Rock.

LRSD Zone and Community Meetings Update

        

The Little Rock School District wishes to thank all those who participated in Wednesday night’s (November 9) Zone 1 meeting.  Approximately 200 stakeholders were in attendance, which is a positive indication of the passion stakeholders have for LRSD students and schools. 

Six additional zone meetings will occur over the next two months.

Zone meetings will be held on the following dates: 

Date

Zone

Time

Location

Address

Nov. 9, 2016    

Zone 1 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Dunbar Community Center

1001 W. 16th Street

Nov. 14, 2016

Zone 2 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Stephens Community Center

3720 W. 18th Street

Nov. 16, 2016 

Zone 3 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church

4823 Woodlawn

Nov. 28, 2016

Zone 4 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Fulbright Elementary

300 Pleasant Valley Dr.

Nov. 29, 2016

Zone 5 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Henderson Middle School

401 John Barrow Rd.

Dec. 1, 2016

Zone 6 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Greater Second Baptist Church

5615 Geyer Springs

Dec. 6, 2016 

Zone 7 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Southwest Community Center

6401 Baseline Rd.

 

These meetings are designed for stakeholders to have additional opportunities to share input about the current proposals.  During the zone meetings, stakeholders will work in groups at tables, studying data about each school, along with rationale about proposed cuts, and provide feedback or recommendations. 

Please click here to see the agenda for tonight's meeting:
Discussion Guide

Facilities Utilization Zone Meetings - Comments and Input, Current to Zone 6 Meeting December 1st

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Facilities Planning Document - 11.28.16

Community Input - From November 9th - November 16, 2016

Community Input - November 9, 2016

Community participation has been solicited the following ways:

  • October 17-23, 2016 – Online survey among LRSD stakeholders
  • November 3, 2016 – Updated budget proposal presented to the community
  • November 9, 2016 – School Zone 1 meeting held to gather additional feedback on updated proposal
  • November –December, 2016 – Ongoing School Zone meetings
     

Stakeholder feedback, gathered at the zone meetings, will be compiled at the end of each session, shared during upcoming meetings, and posted on the lrsd.org website.  Following the last school zone meeting, community members will prioritize proposed cuts based upon list of updated recommendations.

  • Prioritized list will be presented to the LRSD Community Advisory Board
  • Community meetings will be held within the affected school communities during which time stakeholders will have an opportunity to voice their concerns.   Those meetings will occur on the following dates, if necessary:

Date

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

The final budget recommendations will be made to Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key.   

Stakeholders may attend any of the meetings.  Please continue to check the lrsd.org website for updates. 

Flu Clinics are Scheduled for a School Near You

See the schedule below for the exact times and dates for Flu Clinics.  Students will receive a Flu Vaccine injection on the day of the school vaccine clinic if the parents have signed the two consent forms available in the school office: LRSD FERPA consent form and the Arkansas Department of Health/ Center for Disease Control vaccine consent form.

Click on this link to see a complete Flu Clinic Schedule

LRSD Flu Consent Form - English / Español

Arkansas Department of Health Consent Form English / Spanish

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