Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-1301, the Safe Schools Committee is charged with developing model policies and procedures that may ensure a safe and productive learning environment for students and school employees for recommendations to school districts.
The Safe Schools Committee will review the codes and rules regarding emergency plans and drills, firearms, fire safety and more.
On March 1, 2018, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the creation of the Arkansas School Safety Commission to evaluate school designs, safety and security policies, emergency plans and policies, school counseling, mental health issues and more. To learn more about the commission, please visit the School Safety page
Safe Schools Committee Meeting Dates
October 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m., Criminal Justice Institute
December 11, 2019, 11 a.m., ADE Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium
February 12, 2020, 11 a.m., ADE Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium
March 11, 2020, 11 a.m., ADE Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium
May 12, 2020, 11 a.m., ADE Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Auditorium
For more information, please contact:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Fiscal & Administrative Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 104-A
Little Rock, AR 72201