The Arthur Community Unit School District #305 has experienced a great deal of “change” in the past 3 years. During the 2012-13 school year the voters of Douglas County, with leadership from each community/school, approved a 1% increase in the County Sales tax rate. These funds will begin to accumulate on January 1, 2014 and may be used for specific purposes and primarily focus upon construction & maintenance of facilities. 

Commencing with the 2013-14 school year the Arthur School District annexed the Lovington School District. The major change was Lovington High School students began attending the Arthur High School, creating Arthur-Lovington High School, with Lovington keeping their K-8 school building. 

In the spring of 2014, the Arthur-Lovington School Board voted to construct a ten-room addition to the current Arthur Elementary building to house the current 7th and 8th grade students now attending at the Arthur-Lovington High School building. This construction will permit the high school to accommodate the increase in student enrollment coming with the annexation of Atwood-Hammond students in 2014-15.

At the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year the current superintendent, Travis Wilson, will retire. The Arthur-Lovington School Board has hired Kenny Schwengel to become the next superintendent beginning on July 1, 2014. 

During the 2014-15 school year the Arthur-Lovington School District will annex the Atwood-Hammond School District. The new name for the high school, as determined by the students, will be Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School. 

The current (commencing with the 2014-15 school year) setup of school buildings, with attendance grade levels are as follows:
            Atwood – K through 8 facility
            Lovington – K through 8 facility
            Arthur – K through 8 facility as well as a 9 through 12 high school facility.

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