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Marvell-Elaine High School junior Kayla Gatson, 17, urged the State Board of Education not to impose a charter school upon the district during a board meeting held in Marvell on Thursday, April 13, 2023. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Marvell-Elaine prepares to start the school year under Arkansas’ first ‘transformation contract’

BY: - August 11, 2023

After a summer of uncertainty, the Marvell-Elaine School District will start the school year Monday under the direction of a charter school management organization.  The tiny district in eastern Arkansas this month finalized a $200,000-per-year “transformation contract” with Friendship Education Foundation, the first such contract in the state.  A provision of the LEARNS Act, the […]