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Claiborne Parish School District
Haynesville High School
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Clinton Public Schools
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"Students closer to Junction City would attend there since there was no bridge or adequate transportation," Williams said.
With the nearest Claiborne Parish-based school - Summerfield, just 10.95 miles away from Junction City, Arkansas schools, Claiborne is also pitching in on transportation costs for the 112 students.
In May the district closed the doors of Athens School, a K through 12 facility citing financial strains and a decrease in enrollment numbers.
Those students are expected to be routed to Homer -- the seat of Claiborne Parish located roughly 12 miles away.
"This agreement has continued throughout the years, with Claiborne providing supplies upon request," Williams said.
According to the Superintendent of ...
According to the Superintendent of Claiborne Parish Schools Dr. Janice Williams, the decision to shut down Athens School is a direct result of funding woes mainly associated with a reduction in the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) - the primary source of state and local funding for Louisiana schools. Funding is shelled out on a per pupil basis through the MFP.
"They get 15 vacation days.
But most are less inclined to take them by being off Fridays.
That keeps them here longer.
Most still have 10 days to take so in essence they give the system more of their time by not taking vacation days," Williams said.
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