Voters approve bond restructuring plan for Pulaski County, Little Rock school districts

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Voters in Little Rock approved the plan for The Pulaski County Special School District and The Little Rock School District to restructure their bonds, which will help improve infrastructures in both districts.

Unofficial results from the annual school election showed that the majority of voters in both school districts were for the district plans. The results showed that a total of 10,038 ballots were casted between both of the districts, with 2,430 votes for the PCSSD and 7,602 votes for the LRSD.

Out of the total votes for the PCSSD, results show more than 64% voted for the plan with 1,559 votes and more than 35% voted against the plan with 871 votes.

Out of the total votes for the LRSD, results show that more than 75% approved the plan with 5,736 votes and more than 24% voted against the plan with 1,866 votes.

Five of the ballots casted for the LRSD were not counted due to an undervote and one ballot casted for the PSCCD was not counted due to an overvote.

According to officials from the LRSD, their school district plan will generate up to $300 million in construction funds that will be issued over a three-year-period to modernize their facilities.

The district plans on improving renovations at Central High School, Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School and more.

The PCSSD superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty responded to the news of the voter’s approval of their $80 million plan Tuesday, calling it a major win for students, staff and stakeholders.

Officials from the PCSSD said the district plans on improving multiple schools in the district including Mills University Studies High School, Maumelle High School and Sylvan Hills High School.

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