Thanks to the residents of North Little Rock we are well on our way to implementing the Capital Improvement Plan focused on new facilities and better educational opportunities for students.

On Feb. 14, 2012, our city passed a millage to help fund and allow the North Little Rock School District to begin the process of a $265.6 million rebuilding of the district from 21 campuses to 13 campuses. A combination of new construction, renovations and consolidation of facilities will provide equal opportunities and resources for learning for ALL North Little Rock students. Phase I of the Capital Improvement Plan is underway and construction is slated to begin in the summer of 2013. Phase II begins during the 2013-2014 school year. Estimated completion is projected for the 2015-2016 year. Current updates to construction and school transitions can be found on this site.

Here are just a few statistics and numbers to help better paint the picture of this massive endeavor for our students and community.

  • $265 million construction budget (funded by millage, district savings and state funds)
  • $3.4 million in additional local tax revenue
  • $2.8 million in additional Arkansas state tax revenue
  • $98.5 million in income generated
  • $1.47 billion in total economic impact
  • 1,827 jobs created (in job years: 1 job year is equal to one full-time job lasting one year)

Our partners consist of the DLR Group, a national architectural firm specializing in elementary and secondary education design; Taggart Foster Currence and Gray Architects, based in North Little Rock; and Baldwin & Shell Construction Company, based in Little Rock.

Check in often to get updates on transition plans and construction phases.

Capital Improvement Plan approved 5.19.11