JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - As a sign of moving forward for the Jacksonville School District, a new superintendent has been announced.
Tony Wood, the most recent head of the Arkansas Department of Education, will be formally introduced as the superintendent of the Jacksonville School District at a board meeting next month.
A sideways step came in federal court Friday, when a federal judge said he wants more information before signing off on the plan to separate the district from Pulaski County Special School District.
The case is complicated, because Jacksonville wants a share of the desegregation money that goes to the PCSSD. Another hearing is set for May 19.
Jacksonville can't officially become its own district until 2016.