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Pine Bluff School District prepares for PARCC

The Pine Bluff School District received a waiver from the state to have more time to prepare for the online-testing portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services Tiffany Bone said.


An article published Friday about Pine Bluff Ward 3 Alderman Bill Brumett recommending Pine Bluff municipal employees receive bonuses misstated the source of the money. It would come from the general fund. Money budgeted to be put into the city’s reserve fund for 2014 was reduced last year to allow funds for city health insurance in 2014. There was a proposal as part of the 2015 budgeting process to put $283,000 in the reserve fund to make up for what was not put in the reserve in 2014. Under Brumett’s proposal, a portion of that money would be used instead to fund the bonuses.