Meeting held at NLR Montessori school with future in limbo

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Parents and teachers shuffle into the North Little Rock Montessori School on Thursday night as its future appears to be hanging by a thread.

What could be the final PTO meeting took place Thursday night. Barry Fisher, a teacher at the school for two years, was in attendance.

“There were a couple of heated conversations that took place,” Fisher says.

The meeting was held amid reports of the school’s imminent closing.

“There were some very positive things that came out of the meeting…then again there were some negative things like the teachers not receiving their paychecks,” Fisher says.

Fisher tells us some parents appeared enthusiastic about finding a way to keep the school open, which originally opened 50 years ago, according to the school’s website.

“I just know that the parents are concerned about their children, which they should be,” Fisher says.

Fisher tells us, administrators reported that the school needed an enrollment of 70 students to stay open.

We asked to speak with an administrator at the school on Thursday night, but no one came out to speak with us.

We’re told the first part of Thursday’s meeting included discussions about Friday’s scheduled track and field day, which could be the last shot at making memories at the school.

“…making that a good final event if in case that’s what it turns out to be.”

The last day of the school year for students is May 24.

The last day for teachers is scheduled for May 31.

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