The Hamburg School Board voted to keep Wilmot Elementary School open for the 2014-15 school year as it works to come up with a compromise solution involving the school’s future.
Board members voted during a special meeting on June 24 to keep the school open and return to a traditional operation at Wilmot with individual classes and a teacher for each grade level when the 2014-15 school session begins in August.
In addition to its vote to reopen Wilmot, the board voted to have board member Randy Smith join Superintendent Max Dyson and board attorney James Hamilton in settlement talks with Little Rock attorney John Walker.
Smith would be the board’s representative during the talks that will decide what will happen to Wilmot.
The district school board voted in late 2013 to close the school at the end of the 2013-14 session after a year that included an experiment to combine grades under the guidance of a single teacher.
However, to close the school the school district needed to get approval from a U.S. District Court judge.