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Large, Small Districts Hope to Avoid Infighting

August 5, 2003 - Posted at: 9:18 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Superintendents from large and small districts say they hope to avoid infighting over school reform, but aren't certain they can stick together.

Members of the Arkansas Association of School Administrators say they will stick together as long as they can.

The association, which represents superintendents in the state's 308 school districts, is at risk of breaking apart as legislators grapple with how to meet a state Supreme Court mandate to overhaul Arkansas' unconstitutional public education system by January. The association wraps up its annual meeting tomorrow.

Rural school districts are fearful they will be forced to consolidate for the sake of economic efficiency while large school districts worry their tax burden will go up without benefiting their schools.

Kellar Noggle, director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, told the superintendents today that no way has been found yet to bridge the interests of large and small districts.

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