(The Center Square) - An Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has suspended the Arkansas LEARNS Act until a hearing can be held to determine if lawmakers erred by not adding an emergency clause to the bill that made it effective immediately. 

A group of parents and the Citizens for Arkansas Public Education and Students are suing the Arkansas Board of Education over the board's decision to transfer management of the Marvell-Elaine School District to a charter-school management company.

The plaintiffs contend the transfer is invalid because lawmakers did not vote separately on an emergency clause for the LEARNS bill that would make the bill effective immediately.

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