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Legislators Meet Once Again About Education

November 18, 2003 - Posted at 11:39 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - In their push to meet a January 1 court deadline to overhaul Arkansas' school system, legislators spent part of this morning looking at school district millage rates.

State finance officials told the joint education committees that nine of Arkansas' 308 school districts have failed to raise the required 25 mills for maintenance and operations costs.

Quorum Courts have the authority to order districts to raise their millages.  However, experts have said they do not know the consequences of a Quorum Court failing to order an increase.

The House and Senate education committee plan to meet together throughout the day at the state Capitol.  They have only one more meeting scheduled before an expected December 8 special session.

Later today, the panel members expect to hear from a pair of school superintendents fearful that changes in school districts will further segregate Arkansas' schools.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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