LRSD Advisory Co-Chair Calling On ADE And Poore To 'Pause' On New Charters

May 2, 2016

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The Little Rock School District's Civic Advisory Committee is asking that Education Commissioner Johnny Key be removed from his role.

Co-Chair Greg Adams says his personal perspective is Key’s choice to replace Superintendent Baker Kurrus with Bentonville School District Superintendent Michael Poore was abrupt and disrespectful.

He's asking the Arkansas Department of Education to issue a moratorium on new charter schools in Little Rock while the LRSD is under state control. Adams also says he would like Poore to promise to keep terms of a recent labor agreement made between the district and the Little Rock Education Association.