State OKs Jacksonville school-district vote

Approval for such an election a rarity

Posted: March 21, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

Former state Rep. Mike Wilson (left), Daniel Gray and other supporters applaud after the Arkansas Board of Education voted to allow an election to determine whether Jacksonville can form its own school district.

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday authorized an election for Jacksonville-area voters to decide whether they want to carve a new Jacksonville/ North Pulaski County public-school system from the existing Pulaski County Special School District.

Jacksonville to vote on creating school district

A unanimous vote from the state Board of Education allows Jacksonville to vote whether to detach from the Pulaski County Special School District and create its own district. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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