March 12, 2006 - Posted at 12:33 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ State education officials will consider two
separate plans Monday from school districts that have volunteered
The Elaine School District would be merged with the Marvell
School District and the DeValls Bluff District with the Hazen
School District under proposals scheduled to go before the Arkansas
Both the Elaine and DeValls Bluff districts are subject to
administrative annexation because their enrollments have fallen
below the state-mandated 350 students for the past two years.
Separately, a lawsuit has been filed to stop the annexation of
the Eudora School District by the Lakeside School District. Patrons
of the Eudora district want a federal judge to halt the annexation,
which was ordered February 13th by the state Education Department.