A Summary of Arkansas Laws Dealing with Integration 3
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DescriptionSummary of Arkansas laws that impact public education integration in the state through 1960. - 3 - ACT 275 of 1959 Authorizes the school districts to cbnt^act' for gone or more years with another district establishing basis for reImbursement by one district to the other for services to pupils who live in the paying district but attend school In the other; paying district may borrow or propose millage to pay for services; funds may be used for facilities, services, supplies, and equipment by servicing district. State Education Board required to approve contracts before funds transferred. ACT 358 of 1959 Appropriates $100,000 from the Public School Fund for use of State Board of Education to assist school districts in defraying costs of litigation. ACT 4 of Extraordinary Session of 1958 Empowers the Governor to close public schools under specified conditions. This was ruled constitutional by the Arkansas Supreme Court; but was ruled unconsitutional by the U. S. District Court. No appeal to the U. S, Supreme Court has been filed. (7-1-59) ACT 466 of 1959 Provides for returning to school district wherein schools were closed by Governor funds withheld under ACT 5 of 1958 which have not been paid over to other schools. ACT 337 of 1959 Appropriates from the Public School Fund $65,000 to the Pulaski County Rural School District and $5,000 to the Hazen School District. ACT 300 of 1959 Prohibits anyon e communicating a threat or a warning of a bomb scare to any person or institution, unless...
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