Lawmakers okay reallocation of $34 million for LEARNS Act initiatives

BY: - May 16, 2023

An Arkansas Legislative Council committee on Tuesday approved the reallocation of $34.7 million in federal recovery funding to support provisions of the LEARNS Act, a new law that changes multiple aspects of the state’s education system, including teacher pay, graduation requirements and literacy standards.  Members of the ALC’s Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review subcommittee advanced […]

Legislators approve $72 million in relief funds for Arkansas school districts

BY: - September 22, 2022

An Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee approved the disbursal of $72.4 million in federal recovery funds to seven school districts Thursday. This was the sixth round of plans reviewed by lawmakers. The council adopted recommendations in July that schools use American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund money to provide retention and recruitment […]