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Board approves petition for Jacksonville vote

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The state Board of Education says supporters of an independent Jacksonville school district have gathered enough signatures to call an election on the issue.

But several more steps are needed before voters can weigh in. The group lobbying for the change, the Jacksonville/North Pulaski County Education Corps, wants to detach from the Pulaski County Special School District.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the state must now seek an attorney general's opinion on whether the detachment would negatively affect desegregation efforts in Pulaski County. A federal judge overseeing the state's desegregation agreement must also weigh in on the issue.

On Monday, the education board ruled that the 2,079 signatures gathered by the group were sufficient for an election. If approved, the new Jacksonville district would have about 4,400 students.

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