Superintendent raises concern about reward cash flow

Posted: October 15, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Griffin Kelley (from right), Eric Wang and Sonia Bithen, all third-graders in Karen Swalley’s class at Bernice Young Elementary School, read Friday as part of their nonfiction unit of study at the Springdale school. The school benefits from the Arkansas School Recognition Program. The school received about $275,000 since the program started in 2013 and used much of its reward money on books for classroom libraries.

Millions of dollars have flowed into Northwest Arkansas schools over the past four years through the state's School Recognition Program, providing extra money for equipment, supplies and professional development.

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