Bentonville School District

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Arkansas attorney general OKs legality of Bentonville’s affordable teacher housing approach

BY: - September 5, 2023

A Northwest Arkansas school district will further consider a proposal to build affordable housing for teachers this month following initial approval of the project by Arkansas’ attorney general on Tuesday. “We are optimistic about the possibilities and we just want to provide all the information to our board so that they can make an informed […]

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Arkansas school district considers building affordable housing for teachers

BY: - August 21, 2023

The Bentonville School District is considering building affordable housing for teachers who are struggling to secure homes amid skyrocketing home prices in Northwest Arkansas.  Superintendent Debbie Jones said district officials first realized the severity of the problem in 2021 when teachers who signed contracts resigned before the start of the academic year because they couldn’t […]