Katina Ray

The State Board of Education held a public meeting at the Marvell-Elaine School District in Marvell Thursday morning, April 13, 2023. Stacy Smith, deputy commissioner with the Arkansas Department of Education, back to camera, presented various options available to the board concerning the disposition of the beleaguered school district. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas State Board of Education assumes authority over Marvell-Elaine school district

BY: - July 7, 2023

The Arkansas State Board of Education removed the Marvell-Elaine School District’s superintendent and limited-authority board during a special meeting Friday. The state board also directed Education Secretary Jacob Oliva to appoint a new superintendent.  The struggling Delta district has faced much uncertainty about its future due to a lawsuit that has stalled implementation of a […]