Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

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CAPSAFT Rules Governing Acquisition of Energy Conservation Measures for Public Schools (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 pm, Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 17, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Lori Freno
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
CAPSAFT Rules Governing the Academic Facilities Partnership Program, Appendix "A" Section 8000 (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Lori Freno
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 3, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Background Checks (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 7, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Financial Incentives for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 17, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Home Schools (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, October 28, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: November 19, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Immunization-DESE PC Binder (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock or via conference call at (605) 475-4071, access code 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Instructional Materials (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 17, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Jennifer Dedman
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing PC Binder for DESE Website (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock or via conference call (605) 475-4071, access code 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing School District Requirements for Personnel Policies, Salary Schedules, Minimum Salaries, and Documents Posted to District Websites (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1:30 am, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 27, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Scoliosis Screening (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 7, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Special Education and Related Services, Sec. 11.00 Discipline Procedures (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:31 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 3, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Courtney Salas-Fored
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Special Education and Related Services, Sec. 18.00 Residential Placement (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 3, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Courtney Salas-Ford
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: October 19, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Brittany Kincaid
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Student Discipline and School Safety (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 7, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Courtney Salas-Ford
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing the Arkansas Better Chance Program (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 7, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Courtney Salas-Ford
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing the Training for School Board Members (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 17, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Jennifer Dedman
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
DESE Rules Governing Website Packet (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock or via conference call at (605) 475-4071, access code 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Distance and Digital Learning (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 3, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Educator Licensure (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: December 3, 2019
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
NEW-Rules Governing Act 1240 Waivers (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
NEW-Rules Governing Enrollment of Children of Military Families (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
REPEAL - DESE Rules Governing the Calculation of Arkansas Smart Core Incentive Funding (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock
  • Public Comment Deadline: March 27, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Jennifer Dedman
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
REPEAL-Rules Governing Enrollment of Military Dependents (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
REPEAL-Rules Governing Public School Student Services (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing College and Career Readiness Planning Programs (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Consolidation and Annexation of School Districts (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Federal Program Complaint Resolution (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Insulin and Glucagon Administration (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 1:30 pm, Via phone only at 605-475-4071, Participant ID 637586k
  • Public Comment Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Taylor Dugan
  • Public Comment Contact Email: Taylor.Dugan@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Kindergarten through 12th Grade Immunization Requirements in Arkansas Public Schools (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity and BMI (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1:30 pm, ADE auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock or via conference (605) 475-4071, access code 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: June 8, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Parental Involvement Plans and Family and Community Engagement (PDF)
  • Public Comments ()
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing Student Special Needs Funding (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing the Arkansas Teacher of the Year Program (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov
Rules Governing the Succeed Scholarship Program (PDF)
  • Public Comments (PDF)
  • Public Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:30 pm, by phone at (605) 475-4071, access no. 637586
  • Public Comment Deadline: April 20, 2020
  • Public Comment Contact Name: Mary Claire Hyatt
  • Public Comment Contact Email: ADE.RulesComments@arkansas.gov

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