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School Closings Suggested in LRSD $500M Plan

Rockefeller and Carver Elementary schools were both suggested as closure possibilities, that plan also includes new classrooms and even a new middle school.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's 354 pages.

"We tried to look at every building in the district to see what needed to be improved and also to see where we need new school or where schools maybe under utilized," says School Board President Greg Adams.

Pages of improvements that could be made to the Little Rock School District.

Some of those suggested improvements, closing Carver and Rockefeller Elementary Schools, leaving Carver parent Michele Easter concerned.

"It would be a great loss to the district because again like I said it's a very stem focused school which not all are. Most of the schools in the district are just your standard curriculum," says Easter.

Improvement plans are in the very early stages and no decisions have been yet but school Board President Greg Adams says they are looking at the future.

"We are also needing to look at other schools which maybe under utilized and are under capacity. Not just now but projections for 10 years down the road."

Easter agrees that improvements are needed but she hopes the board will focus on what the district already has.

"Focus on fixing our current facilities verses building new facilities. I think it's about taking care of where our students are right now. It should be a bigger focus and I certainly think it is less expensive than starting fresh or brand new."

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