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[20 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 3,536 views]
Two school districts taken over by state

Two Arkansas school districts were stripped of their leadership and taken under state control on Monday.
The Helena-West School District and the Pulaski County Special School District were both considered to be in deep financial trouble and the measure was taken to help get the two districts under better financial control.
Helena-West Helena
Last year, the ADE identified Helena-West Helena as being in fiscal distress because of declining fund balances and several findings in an audit by the Division of Legislative Audit, which identified a lack of financial controls, among other things.
The take-over …