Four Union County schools cited, escape probation

A shade more than 20 percent of Union County’s schools were recently cited by the Arkansas Department of Education for violating their yearly accreditation standards.

According to the report, of the 18 schools in Union County, four were cited, though none of the 23 on placed on probation statewide are located in Union County.

El Dorado High School, and both Norphlet Elementary and High School were cited for employing teachers without current licenses, and the Junction City School District was cited for having a 5 percent variance in athletics.

CLARIFICATION: A “5 percent variance in athletics” means that the data provided by the school district for students involved in athletics as well as spending was off by 5 percent from the correct data.

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4 Responses to Four Union County schools cited, escape probation

  1. Ana Nimmus says:

    Yikes!

  2. GL717 says:

    What does “a 5 percent variance in athletics” mean?

  3. Admin says:

    I should have clarified. This means that the data provided by the school district for athletics spending, students, etc., varied by 5 percent from the correct data.

  4. ArVet says:

    With the emphasis on sports in most small population districts, the only surprise is that the variance is “only” 5 percent.

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