Home Access Center Available for Checking Your Student's Records

Attention LRSD Parents:

This is to advise you that we have been informed by the state that the Home Access Center (HAC) is now available for you to review your student's online records. You should have received a letter in the mail that included your login and password. If you did not receive a letter, please contract your child's school on Tuesday.

Thank you.

College Night – Tuesday September 26th 6-8PM

The 43rd Annual College Night will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017  from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Metroplex Event Center located at IHeart Media (10800 Colonel Glen Road).

Representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, military and financial institutions throughout the country will be in attendance.

All High school students and parents are welcome to attend.  Financial aid information will be available.

LRSD Announces Bid Award for Capital Improvement Plan

LRSD Announces Bid Award for Capital Improvements

The Little Rock School District, in conjunction with Stephens, Inc. and the RSI Group, LLC as co-municipal advisors, announced Wednesday that Bank of America Merrill Lynch was awarded the bid for the sale of second-lien bonds to fund $90 million in capital improvement projects. 

The District received qualified bids from four investment firms pertaining to the $92,055,000 Little Rock School District Construction Bonds Series 2017 with the best bid being received from the firm Bank of America Merrill Lynch with a true interest cost of 2.775189%. The bid results are below:

Bid Results issue size 92,055,000 Construction Bonds, dated 09212017 maturity 020133 sale date 08302017 time 10 oclock Bidder and tic fields Bank of America Merrill Lynch tic 2,775189 Robust W baird and co 2.888520 wells fargo bank 2.939999 morgan stanley and co llc 3.300161

Potential Traffic Delays Today, Including Bus Routes, Due to Razorback Game

Attention: LRSD Parents and Community Members
Please be advised that due to the Razorback game, there could be some delays in traffic, including school bus routes. The following advisory has been issued by authorities.
Arkansas State Troopers are preparing to meet the traffic challenges of a weekday Razorback football game at War Memorial Stadium located in central Little Rock this week.

Jefferson Open House Rescheduled to Tuesday, September 26th

The Jefferson Open House scheduled for September 7th has been rescheduled for September 26th.

LRSD Educator Named a Top 14 Regional Finalist for 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our own Dr. Beth Maris, Little Rock Central High School - In the Running for Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Photo of Dr. Beth Maris(From Arkansas Department of Education - August 23)

LITTLE ROCK — Fourteen outstanding teachers have been named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. 

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key will recognize the regional finalists at 10 a.m. Aug. 30, 2017, in the Old Supreme Court room at the Capitol. During the ceremony, the four state semi-finalists will be announced. 

“I am excited for the opportunity to recognize these dynamic Arkansas teachers as regional finalists through our Arkansas Teacher of the Year program,” Key said. “As we work to transform Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education, we must recognize and celebrate teachers who have demonstrated educational excellence. I am extremely proud of these regional finalists and for the example they have set for their students, colleagues and future educators.”

Important Message Regarding Monday's Solar Eclipse

Dear LRSD Parents/Guardians:

On Monday, August 21, 2017, our city will be in the path of a partial solar eclipse. This event is predicted to take place during the early afternoon hours—specifically between 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.  The best time for viewing for Little Rock is approximately 1:15 p.m.

The Little Rock School District (LRSD) has created lessons and programming around the partial eclipse.  LRSD has also purchased ISO-Certified (eclipse-safe) viewing glasses for students and school staff.  A copy of the certification is attached here.


This is perhaps a “once-in-a-lifetime” educational opportunity; however, safety during the eclipse is a priority for LRSD.  We will take all precautionary measures to make this experience safe, educational and enjoyable.   Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Students will not be permitted to look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through unfiltered cameras, telescopes, binoculars, or other optical devices, with or without glasses. Students will be closely supervised at all times.  Additionally, classroom teachers have discussed safety with students as part of their lesson plans.

Please see the attached safety guidelines:

As an alternative to outside viewing, students will have the opportunity to view a live-stream of the eclipse provided by NASA at  Students with approved eclipse glasses and signed permission slips from parents/guardians will be allowed to view the eclipse.  Students who do not return the permission slip will remain inside to watch the live-stream and participate in other related activities.  Parents who have signed permissions slips, but wish to change their minds, may indicate to the school on Monday that they do not wish their students to participate in outside viewing.

Thank you as we work together to ensure that our students have a safe and enjoyable learning experience.


Mr Poore stands with members of Rock Region Metro
Fare Agreement Offers Passholders Unlimited Bus Access

(Aug. 15, 2017) — The Little Rock School District and Rock Region METRO have partnered to offer LRSD high school students a fare-free universal transit pass for the 2017-2018 academic year. The program, which provides passholders with unlimited bus rides for one year, launches Friday.

“We’re excited to team with the Little Rock School District to offer this pass,” said Jarod Varner, Rock Region METRO executive director. “The pass lets public high school students, their families and our city’s commuters get more value out of our transit system by reducing traffic and parking congestion, reducing carbon emissions, improving our air quality, and eliminating the need for parents and other caregivers to make additional school drop-off and pick-up trips during peak commuting hours.”

The universal pass program debuts Friday, Aug. 18 with an initial rollout to Excel and Metro students. The school district will supply students with related special identification. Passholders will then be able to show their specially marked IDs to Rock Region METRO bus drivers to use the system, free of charge, during all system operating hours and on all routes. Through the universal pass program, LRSD will pay one monthly flat fee to Rock Region METRO in exchange for the ability for all high school students to have unlimited use of the bus system.

“Transportation can be the difference in whether our students have access to educational enrichment, vocational training and jobs. We are happy to partner with Rock Region METRO to make that access even more attainable by removing the fee barrier for our students,” said Michael Poore, LRSD superintendent. “As we grow LRSD educational offerings, the ability to quickly connect students from school to school and from schools to internships and other employment opportunities is important to our success.”

August 14: First Day of School is “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”

50 Fantastic Father - Dads bring your kids to school day - Collage of pictures of Dads and Children



Invite your Facebook friends to vote for your photo before the contest closes on Wed., Aug. 23.

The top 25 will receive invitations to the 50 Fantastic Fathers Luncheon on August 31. Another 25 Dads will be randomly selected to receive “wild card” invitations. All prizes will be distributed at the 50 Fantastic Fathers Luncheon. You must be present to collect a prize. Contest dates subject to change.

Click to download printable flyer

LRSD Proposes Capital Improvements Using Second-Lien Loans

Proposed Capital Improvements Using Second-Lien Loans

June 23, 2017 - The Little Rock School District plans to move forward on the construction of a new high school located in southwest Little Rock, off Mabelvale Pike Road and Richsmith Lane. The District will utilize second lien bond financing that will generate $90 million in construction funds. The District plans to use $55-60 million of these funds to assist in the construction of the new high school. The remaining funds will be designated for capital improvements, including roofs, HVAC upgrades, and security enhancements. Click here to see the list of projects.  The following should be noted about this capital improvement plan:

2017 Free Immunizations - GET READY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Smiling children standing together

Free immunizations are available from Baptist Health Community Outreach at the locations listed in the link below
Click on this link to see the Flyer

Backpacks filled with school
supplies and personal hygiene kits.
While supplies last.

If you have Medicaid please bring
proof of coverage.

(Please bring your shot records)

Edcamp Arkansas 2017

EdCamp Arkansas Banner

An organic, participant-driven professional learning experience
for educators across Arkansas and beyond!

Event Date
September 16, 2017
8:00 – 3:00

Don Roberts Elementary School
16601 LaMarche Drive
Little Rock, AR 72223

Count Down the Days Until School Starts on the Newly Released 2017-2018 Student Calendar!

New 2017-2018 Student Calendar Released! Click here to download and print pdf calendar now. WALL CALENDARS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SCHOOLS SOON.






































BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! The new 2017-2018 LRSD district-wide Student Calendar has been released for the new school year. Students, parents, staff and community will be able to find information for events occurring throughout the district this year.

The new calendar is AVAILABLE NOW as a download/printable PDF file on, and the wall calendar version will soon be available at your child’s school. Check back often for updated calendar info in the online PDF-version throughout the year, which will be updated as necessary.

In addition to event dates and school contact information, the calendar also contains valuable information about the following subject areas: CARE Program, Early Childhood Education, School Schedules, Child Nutrition, Testing and Evaluation, Attendance, Safety and Security, Transportation, Snow Days, Student Health, Graduation Requirements, Parent/Family & Community Engagement, Student Registration, Community Advisory Board, and LRSD’s Blackboard APP.

This year we are featuring student artwork from the 2017 LRSD Artistry in the Rock Exhibition on the front and back covers, with plans to solicit entries for the 2018-19 version. Get creative and prepare your ideas for next year’s artwork!

Principal Assignments for 2017-18 School Year

The Little Rock School District is pleased to announce the following selections for high school principal at school sites listed below:

LRSD’s Planned Capital Improvement Projects with Second-Lien Loan/7-23-17

June 23, 2017 - The Little Rock School District plans to move forward on the construction of a new high school located in southwest Little Rock, off Mabelvale Pike Road and Richsmith Lane. The District will utilize second lien bond financing that will generate $90 million in construction funds. The District plans to use $55-60 million of these funds to assist in the construction of the new high school. The remaining funds will be designated for capital improvements, including roofs, HVAC upgrades, and security enhancements. Click here to see the list of projects.  The following should be noted about this capital improvement plan:

Camp Can Do Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Community Carnival

                Group photo of Camp Can Do participants
June 19, 2017 - Camp Can Do, Little Rock School District's unique summer program serving students identified as English Learners or students with limited English proficiency, celebrated its 10th year anniversary with a community carnival at two sites:  Chicot and Brady elementary schools!

LRCH Grad Earns Language Scholarship to Study Abroad

Photo of Karina BaoShe's the former U.S. Brain Bee Champ, earned a perfect score on the ACT, and now Karina Bao can add another distinction to her credit - recipient of the prestigious National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI -Y) scholarship.  This latest feat will allow the 2017 Little Rock Central High graduate to study Arabic in Morocco this summer.  She is among approximately 600 students nationally, who will recieve the highly competitive scholarship to study in a foreign country. 

Regarding the honor, Bao released the following statement: