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Some school superintendents in Northwest Arkansas are concerned about legislation that would cut money for economically disadvantaged students while others are planning how to use more money they could receive.

By The Numbers


Most schools districts in Northwest Arkansas would lose funding for economically disadvantaged students according to proposed legislation.

Amount Percentage

Losing Money

School of the Arts $80,736 58.6

Bentonville $1.1 million 52

Elkins $184,859 61.9

Farmington $264,034 57

Fayetteville $1 million 54.4

Gravette $198,890 42.7

Greenland $8,168 3.2

Lincoln $277,937 29.6

Pea Ridge $234,965 55.5

Prairie Grove $179,541 45.5

Siloam Springs $278,922 24.8

West Fork $21,860 6.63

Gaining Money

Decatur $52,033 12.6

Gentry $22,254 4.77

Rogers $206,597 4.8

Springdale $2.5 million 36.7

Source: Arkansas Department of Education and University of Arkansas Office of Education Policy

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