Arkansas Board of Ed. to hear consolidation request next week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The State Board of Education will consider next week whether to allow the consolidation of 2 districts on opposite sides of the state.

The Weiner and Delight school districts are more than 200 miles apart - but want to merge to create the Arcadia School District.

Both districts fall below the 350-student level - meaning they must be consolidated or annexed into another district.

The schools say they can use technology to create a district benefiting all students.

The board is to consider the request at its meeting Monday.

For the consolidation to go into effect by July 1, the board must approve the request by May 1.

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