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Greg Adams (Arkansas)

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Greg Adams
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Board member, Little Rock School District Board of Education, Zone 4
Former officeholder
In office
2010 - January 29, 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 17, 2013
First elected2010
Next general2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionClinical social worker
ReligionSecond Presbyterian Church
Websites
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Greg Adams was the Zone 4 representative on the Little Rock School District Board of Education in Arkansas from 2010 until January 29, 2015, when the board was dissolved by the Arkansas State Board of Education following poor academic performance in the district. Community member Doris Pendleton and former board members Dianne Curry, Charlie C.E. McAdoo and Jim Ross are suing Arkansas Commissioner of Education Tony Wood and the State Board of Education over the decision.[1]

Adams had most recently won re-election on September 17, 2013, and would have been up for re-election in 2016.

Biography

Greg Adams was an unopposed candidate for the Zone 4 position on the Little Rock School board. He currently serves as Director of PalCare and the Center for Good Mourning program affiliated with Arkansas Children's Hospital. He is married to his wife Syd and the couple have two children that have graduated from or are currently enrolled in schools in the Little Rock School District. He is the current Vice President of the Little Rock School District School Board and has served as chair of the Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee and a member of the LRSD Wellness Committee.[2]

Elections

2013

Greg Adams was unopposed for the Zone 4 position on the Little Rock School District Board of Education. The election took place on September 17, 2013.

Funding

As of September 16, 2013, Adams had not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.[3]

Endorsements

Greg Adams did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

Election history

2010

Greg Adams was unopposed for the Zone 4 seat on the Little Rock School District School Board.[4]

What's at stake?

On September 17, 2013, three seats encompassing Zones 2, 4 and 6 were up for election on the Little Rock School District School Board. Incumbent Zone 4 member and Vice President Greg Adams was unopposed.

Issues

Arming employees

In early 2013, the Little Rock School District School Board addressed the issue of hiring armed security guards at district buildings. School board Vice President Greg Adams urged further consideration of the issue. "It concerns me that if we focus on something that is so unusual and so rare that we may take our eyes off of other areas,” he said, adding that students are more likely to die from suicide or drowning than from a school shooting.[5] The Arkansas Attorney General condemned the practice of arming teachers in order to improve school safety.[6]

Funding

As of September 18, 2013, Adams had not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.[7]

About the district

Location

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Little Rock School District is located in central Arkansas in Pulaski County. It is the county seat and capital of the state of Arkansas and is the largest city in the state of Arkansas. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 193,524 residents.[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[9]
Race Fort Smith (%) Arkansas (%)
White 48.9 80.0
Black or African American 42.3 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.9
Asian 2.7 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.3
Two or More Races 1.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 6.8 6.8

Demographics

Little Rock outperforms the rest of Arkansas when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Little Rock was $44,392 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. A total of 38.2 percent of Little Rock residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 19.6 percent in Arkansas. The U.S. Census also showed the poverty rate in Little Rock was 17.8 percent compared to 18.4 percent for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 89.2 percent of Little Rock residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to 82.7 percent in Arkansas.[10]

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