The Little Rock School District never advertised the old Garland school was for sale and took no other bids before agreeing to sell it to a Walton Family Foundation affiliate this month.
I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the district for the paper trail of the sale of the former school, recently used for administrative offices, for $425,000 to KLS Leasing. It is a real estate arm the foundation has used to buy other school buildings in Little Rock for use as charter schools. Education Commissioner Johnny Key, who serves as school board of the district in state trusteeship, is the final authority on the sale. It’s unclear if or when he’ll take action. He’s said he intends to have no public meetings or comment about it. Superintendent Mike Poore also refuses to discuss it.
My entire response to an FOI request:
* A link to a copy of a so-called “minutes” from a so-called “school board” meeting Aug. 25, 2016. There was no public meeting. This merely shows that Key approved Poore’s recommendation that the Garland building be declared excess real property and sold.
* A link to a copy of the so-called agenda of another so-called…
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