Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TOP STORY >> Judges: Schools can keep getting funds

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday stayed U.S. District Judge Brian Miller’s decision to cut desegregation money to the three Pulaski County school districts and allowed the money—$70 million—to continue to flow to the districts.

The Pulaski County Special School District was bracing for a cut of $1.6 million in monthly desegregation funding from the state for June.

A one-paragraph order from the appeals court granted the stay but refused an expedited appeals schedule.

The refusal to speed up the appeals will now help the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County school districts, as the longer the appeals take, the longer the desegregation money will continue to roll in.