Farmington, Prairie Grove, West Fork Ready To Start Building Projects

Posted: January 6, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Three school construction projects are progressing in Farmington, Prairie Grove and West Fork. All three school districts plan to have new buildings finished in time for the 2015-16 school year.

At A Glance

Partnership Program

The Arkansas Division of Public School Facilities and Management partnership program provides financial assistance to school districts for certain building projects. The program doesn’t pay for athletic facilities. The Arkansas Legislature allocates money to the partnership program which in turn is doled out to school districts every two years for projects that have been approved by the division. The amount a district can receive is determined by the division’s mathematical calculation called the wealth index. The lower the wealth index, the more money a district can receive. The priority for allocating partnership money is first, making school buildings warm, safe and dry; second, suitability; and third, growth.

Source: Staff Report

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