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    7:11 PM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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    SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman said on April 22 the city will present a resolution to its city council, exploring whether the city should form its own school board.

    "There's a lot of support for our own district," said Mayor Hillman.

    Sherwood schools currently fall under the Pulaski County Special School District, and PCSSD has now been taken over by the state.

    "The Pulaski County School District geographically is huge," said Mayor Hillman.

    Hillman believes it is best Sherwood children attend schools near their communities.

    "There is a community cohesiveness that comes along when people are going to their neighborhood schools," said Mayor Hillman.

    Steve Jordan and his wife attended Sylvan Hills.  Their daughter will soon graduate from the same school.

    "It needs to be gone," said Jordan, referring to PCSSD.

    Jordan said although the teachers and administrators are superb, they lack adequate resources to do their jobs effectively.

    "They have to take their own money and go buy school supplies," said Jordan.

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