Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Incentive Program (PDF)

Alternative Education Special Needs Funding (PDF)

Alternative Pay Programs (PDF)

Arkansas Better Chance Program (PDF)

Arkansas Child Care Approval System (PDF)

Arkansas Department of Education Special Education and Related Services, Section 2.00 Definitions (PDF)

Arkansas Department of Education Special Education and Related Services, Section 5.00 Free Appropriate Public Education (PDF)

Arkansas Educational Support and Accountability Act (AESAA) (PDF)

Arkansas Governor’s School Site Selection (PDF)

Arkansas Qualified Teacher Requirements (PDF)

ARkids First (PDF)

Athletic Revenues and Expenditures for Public School Districts (PDF)

Audit Requirements, Publicly Funded Educational Institution (PDF)

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Devices and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (PDF)


Background Checks (PDF)

Best Financial Management Practices Review for Public School Districts (PDF)

Braille and Large Print Textbook Appropriation (PDF)

Business Manager Qualifications (PDF)


Calculation of Smart Core Incentive Funding (PDF)

Charter Schools (PDF)

Child Nutrition Directors, Managers And Workers – Professional Development (PDF)

Class Size and Teaching Load (PDF)

Closing of Isolated Schools (PDF)

Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators (PDF)

College and Career Readiness Planning Program (PDF)

Concurrent College and High School Credit for Students Who Have Completed the Eighth Grade (PDF)

Consistency And Rigor In Course Work (PDF)

Consolidation and Annexation of Public School Districts (PDF)

Creation of School Districts by Detachment (PDF)


Declaratory Orders Issued by the State Board of Education (PDF)

Declining Enrollment and Student Growth Funding (PDF)

DESE Emergency Rules Governing Educator Licensure (PDF)

DESE Rules Governing Data Reporting, the Arkansas Public School Computer Network, and Information Systems (PDF)

Diplomas for Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War (PDF)

Distance and Digital Learning (PDF)

Distributing Selective Service Registration Forms and Obtaining Reasons For Students Dropping Out of School (PDF)

Duty To Report Student Criminal Acts (PDF)


Education Service Cooperatives (PDF)

Educational Excellence Trust Fund (PDF)

Educator Compensation Reform Program (PDF)

Educator Licensure (PDF)

Educator Support and Development - TESS/LEADS (PDF)

Eligibility and Financial Incentives for National Board Teaching Standards Candidacy and Certification (PDF)

Ethical Guidelines and Prohibitions for Educational Administrators, Employees, Board Members and Other Parties (PDF)

Eye and Vision Screening Report in Arkansas Public Schools (PDF)


Federal Program Complaint Resolution (PDF)

Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program (PDF)

Four-Day School Weeks (PDF)


Gifted and Talented Program Approval Standards (PDF)

Guidelines for Ark. Code Ann. §12-12-901 et seq. "Megan's Law" (PDF)


Home Schools (PDF)

How to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia (PDF)


Immunization Requirements in Arkansas Public Schools-Kindergarten Through 12th Grade (PDF)

Instructional Materials (PDF)

Insulin and Glucagon Administration for Students Diagnosed with Diabetes (PDF)

Intervention Block Grant Program (PDF)


Kindergarten Physical Screening (PDF)


Loan and Bond Applications (PDF)


Master School Principal Designation, Eligibility and Financial Incentives for (PDF)

Miscellaneous Funds, Calculation (PDF)


Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards, and Body Mass Index (PDF)


Parental Involvement Plans and Family and Community Engagement (PDF)

Physical Education Course Credit For Organized Physical Activity Courses (PDF)

Positive Youth Development Grant Program (PDF)

Professional Development (PDF)

Professional Learning Communities (PDF)

Public School Choice (PDF)

Public School Computer Loan Program (PDF)

Public School Rating System on Annual School Performance Reports and the School Recognition Program (PDF)

Public School Student Services (PDF)


Regulatory Basis of Accounting (PDF)

Rewarding Excellence in Achievement Program (PDF)

Right to Read Act (PDF)

Rules Governing Enrollment of Military Dependents (PDF)


School Board Zones & Rezoning (PDF)

School District Requirements for Personnel Policies, Salary Schedules, Minimum Salaries, and Documents Posted to District Websites (PDF)

School Election Expense Reimbursement (PDF)

School Fire Marshal (PDF)

School Worker Defense Program (PDF)

Schools of Innovation (PDF)

Special Education State Rules and Regulations - Section 1-30 ()

Speech-Language Pathologists, Eligibility and Financial Incentives (PDF)

Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts (2018) (PDF)

Student Discipline and School Safety Policies (PDF)

Student Permanent Records (PDF)

Student Residency Disputes Between School Districts (PDF)

Student Special Needs Funding (Categorical Funding) (PDF)

Succeed Scholarship Program (PDF)

Superintendent Mentoring Program (PDF)


Teacher of the Year (PDF)

Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High Priority Districts (PDF)

Technology Training Centers In Education Service Cooperatives (PDF)

Training for School Board Members (PDF)

Traveling Teacher Program (PDF)


Uniform Grading Scales (PDF)


Visual Art And Music Instruction (PDF)

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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