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    Unanimous approval for West Little Rock charter school

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Every year for the past three decades, West Little Rock has grown faster than any other part of the city.

    Until today, they've been missing something: public secondary education.

    On Thursday, a Charter school for West Little Rock was officially approved by the school board. It was a unanimous vote.

    Families are thankful for the decision, but some parents who have older children are frustrated at the timing.

    "I'm excited for the families that live in my community. I remember when my girls were in the fifth grade, and it's a very frustrating thing to look at the lack of options," said Kerry Davis, a parent from west Little Rock.

    Davis said hundreds of parents feel it's too late for their kids, but they're happy for families who finally get a school closer to home.

    Quest Middle School will be smaller with a finer focus on specific areas of learning, and on the needs of individual students.

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