Bentonville's Baker Elementary School Targeted As Charter Site

Posted: April 25, 2014 at 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A plan to convert R.E. Baker Elementary School into a charter school for grades kindergarten through eight drew a lukewarm response from the School Board on Thursday.

At A Glance

Charter Schools

Charter schools are public schools that operate without some of the regulations traditional public schools must follow. There are two kinds of charter schools in Arkansas:

• Open-enrollment charter schools: run by a governmental entity, an institution of higher learning or a tax-exempt nonsectarian organization. They can draw students from anywhere in the state.

• Conversion charter schools: traditional public schools converted to a charter by a school district. They can draw only students from within the host district’s boundaries.

Source: Staff Report

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

Rogers Schools Foundation To Award $125,000 I...


ROGERS -- Educators and their supporters celebrated the annual Wall of Distinction Awards Banquet on Thursday. Read »

Next Story »

Bentonville To Giveaway Trees

BENTONVILLE -- There will be 120 trees available to residents through the Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee's spring tree giveaway. Read »