The Arkansas Board of Education has approved the formation of a new school district in Jacksonville.
In September, voters in Jacksonville approved splitting off from the Pulaski County Special School District to form a separate district. On Thursday, the Board of Education signed off on that plan to create the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the new, 4,000-student district will remain under the administration of the Pulaski County Special district during a transition period that is to last no more than two years.
The state board also appointed seven people who will serve as an interim school board for the new district.