Construction projects progress in Farmington, Prairie Grove, West Fork school districts

Posted: July 7, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Juan Garcia, right, and Jaime Vargas, both with Advanced Concrete Services of Fayetteville, build a form Tuesday for the extension to West Fork Middle School.

Band, choir and drama students at Farmington High School plan to move into new classrooms and the basketball team will have a new place to play in January when the first phase of a new school is projected to be completed.

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 approved by the division. The amount a district can receive is determined by a mathematical calculation called the wealth index. The priority for allocating partnership money is making school buildings warm, safe and dry; suitability; and growth.

Source: Staff Report

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