Bentonville School Board rejects career center plan

Posted: December 2, 2017 at 1:07 a.m.

Courtesy of Bild Architects The Fayetteville firm Bild Architects produced drawings of a proposed Western Benton County Career Center. Bentonville's School Board decided this week the financial requirements for its School District to participate in the center were too great.

An effort to build a career center in western Benton County hit a wall this week when the Bentonville School Board rejected the financial commitment the project requires.

High School Enrollment

The Bentonville, Decatur, Gentry and Gravette school districts have spent the past few years developing the concept of the Western Benton County Career Center. Here’s how many students each district had in grades 9-12 as of Oct. 1.

• Bentonville: 4,941

• Decatur: 162

• Gentry: 454

• Gravette: 597

• Total: 6,154

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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This is so short sighted. There are so many students who could benefit from a career school who do not want to go to college. We are over served by college graduates who cannot find jobs in their field and underserved by plumbers, cabinet makers, electricians, etc

Posted by: Noralou

December 3, 2017 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )