JANUARY 15, 2006 - Posted at 8:00 p.m. CST
CARAWAY, AR -- Five communities come together to discuss the future of three school districts in the area.
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“This is more or less a brain storming session to try and see if there's any interest in maybe working together as communities on Buffalo Island,” said Kenny Qualls, a member of the community who planned the meeting.
Community members hope that by taking the initiative now before the state forces the issue the communities can come up with a plan that will be beneficial to them all in the future.
“I think the high school would be a great benefit to consolidate schools it would offer more and it's necessary,” said Kay Hultquist.
Some of these communities have been consolidated before. Bt those were just temporary fixes to a much larger problem.
“I would like to see in the future a large rural school that would provide the best education available to students who live in this rural area,” said Qualls.
“I think they were very positive. I think we heard some pros and cons and all of them were well thought and it was a good meeting,” said Hultquist.
“I think the openness in the minds of the people in the communities want the best for our children,” said Blankenship.