Foster children need donations, Crossroads Coalition banquet is Thursday
The future of Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute will be in the hands of Arkansas lawmakers, as state legislators prepare for a three-day special legislative session that will include addressing a proposal to merge the vocational school into East Arkansas Community College. The decision to put the proposal before lawmakers comes as no surprise to administrators from both institutions, but it is met with mixed reactions.
Arkansas lawmakers will convene Thursday for another special legislative session called by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to address a number issues he has expressed to warrant immediate action. Among the 14 agenda items to be brought before the legislature is a proposal to merge Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute into East Arkansas Community College.
Recent news reports that a Forrest City High School student was not allowed to participate in the 2016 commencement ceremony are untrue, according to officials with the Forrest City School District.
Library closing for staff development, QC, FC Council meetings tonight
Demolition on the former administration building, also known as Old Central, will begin in the next few weeks, according to officials from Nabholz Construction. The asbestos abatement on the west side of the building, facing Division Street, was completed last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer.
The number of Arkansas state employees whose salaries are at least $100,000 a year increased by 137 to 2,722 this year.
The St. Francis County Quorum Court will meet Tuesday, at 5 p.m., in the Quorum Courtroom of the St. Francis County Courthouse to discuss holding a special election for the purposes of voting on a tax to raise money for a new county jail facility.
The Forrest City School District will not make any changes to its bathroom policies following the letter of guidance issued by the Obama administration.