Tagged: lake view

Candidates for Arkansas Governor Talk School Spending With Educators

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/13/2013 7:50 am

The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor split along party lines Tuesday on whether the state Supreme Court ruled correctly when it said local school districts shouldn't have to give the state any leftover money after meeting the state's per-pupil spending targets.

Quick Legislative Session Sets Stage for Future Fights (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2013 9:24 am

It took a little more than 33 hours for Arkansas lawmakers to breeze through a marathon special session called to address rising teacher health insurance rates. But the ongoing fights from the session may linger for years.

Schools Ask Arkansas Supreme Court Not to Reconsider Property Tax Ruling

by Associated Press 1/1/2013 12:14 pm

School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas' funding formula.

Mike Beebe Still Questions School Funds Decision by Arkansas High Court

by Associated Press 12/7/2012 4:25 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says a recent state Supreme Court decision on school funding could upset efforts to ensure equality among the state's 239 school districts. Beebe tells members of the Arkansas School Boards Association that he will continue to criticize the decision.

Arkansas School Funding Re-Emerges as Issue (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/2/2012 5:03 pm

The Lake View school funding case is like the ultimate horror movie monster. Try as you might, you just can't kill it. And 20 years after the first filing in the lawsuit that ultimately transformed the way Arkansas funds its schools — and five years after it appeared to finally be over — the sequel is now in the works.

Arkansas Lawmakers Study Effects of School Property Tax Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/30/2012 4:22 pm

Arkansas lawmakers said Friday they were unsure what steps they would take next year to address the state Supreme Court's ruling that school districts that collect more in property tax revenues than state-mandated school funding levels can keep the money.