Little Rock — An about-face as school districts across the state are told to stop spending stimulus money.
Arkansas superintendents were told they would be getting nearly $120 million this year, but due to other budget issues the federal government may shift a large chunk of that cash elsewhere.
The injection of money is the third installment of stimulus cash, but Gov. Mike Beebe's office warned the districts last month they will likely only get about half of the money that they were originally banking on. The rest will likely go to Arkansas' Department of Higher Education.
Conway School District Superintendent Greg Murry said they had planned to put the money toward construction of a new high school on the Conway High School-West campus, but he said they were told months ago to not commit the potential funding to projects.