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Board takes over, to split up school district

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to take over and split up the Twin Rivers School District in northern Arkansas.

The board voted unanimously Monday to take over administration of the district. Students will be sent to other nearby districts after the current school year ends.

The district has been on probation since the 2007-08 school year. Officials say the school was not teaching the 38 core courses that are required, did not have a professional development plan and that a teacher in the district was not in compliance with licensing requirements.

The district was created in 2004 by the consolidation of the Williford and the Randolph County districts.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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