State board to consider closing Weiner high school

HARRISBURG (AP) - The State Board of Education is considering a proposal to close Weiner High School at the end of this school year.

The Weiner district was annexed in 2010 into the Harrisburg School District after its enrollment fell below 350 students. Since then, supporters have fought to keep the elementary and high schools open.

The board is scheduled to consider a proposal Monday from Harrisburg Superintendent Danny Sample to close the high school effective July 1. Under the proposal, Weiner students in kindergarten through sixth grade will remain on the Weiner campus for at least a year as school officials monitor funding and spending issues.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that the Harrisburg School Board voted in December to accept Sample's recommendation to close the high school.

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