State Board votes to close Weiner High School

Friday, March 15, 2013

The State Board of Education met Monday to discuss the future of Weiner High School and the Harrisburg School District. The board 5-2 in favor of closing the high school, effective July 1. Weiner Elementary School will remain open for at least a year.

The Weiner District was annexed into the Harrisburg District in 2010 after enrollment dropped below 350 students.

State Representatives Randy Alexander of Springdale and John Hutchison have both filed bills in an attempt to save Weiner High School. Alexander's bill, filed last Friday, would suspend the reorganization of school districts until 2015 while the Bureau of Legislative Research studies the impact of state law changes on students. Hutchison's bill, filed Monday, would create an Arkansas School for Agriculture for K-12 students.

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