Opponents question compromise talk

(October 29, 2003) — (Little Rock-AP) -- Consolidation opponents say they are skeptical of a House member's claim that a growing number of colleagues may be willing to support a minimum high school size. That number would be about half the 425-student limit that Governor Huckabee has proposed. Though Senate leaders have said they are working on a compromise that would lower the governor's minimum high school size, House leaders have been adamant in their opposition to consolidation. But Representative Robert White of Camden says a compromise is in reach to set a minimum high school size of 200 to 225 students.