Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Charter Amendment Requests

To request a charter amendment, complete the Charter Amendment Request Form and submit it to the Charter Office in accordance with the dates below. (*NOTE: If you have problems opening this document: 1) Right click on the document name 2) Choose the option, Download Linked File (or Save Link As) 3) Open the document).

For printable instructions on how to complete the form, please open instructions for the Charter Amendment Request Form.

Due Dates for Charter Amendment Requests

Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Public Charter Schools (4.02.3-4.02.4) establish the requirement of submitting amendment requests no later than 35 days prior to the authorizer meeting. Requests seeking amendments to current charters will be heard at the authorizer meetings in February and October of each year. Below are the dates by which amendment requests must be received:

Date to be Considered: Date to Submit Amendment Request:
February 19, 2019 January 15, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.
October 15, 2019 September 10, 2019, by 4:00 p.m.

Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

All meetings will be held in the Arkansas Department of Education Auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. (Amendment Requests)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, August 13-14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. (OE  Applicant Hearings)
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. (DC Applicant Hearnings & Amendment Requests)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, December 17-18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. (Renewal Hearings)

Agendas for Charter Authorizing Panel meetings may be found here.  

For more information, please contact:

Reginald Ballard, Director of Public Charter Schools 
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5312
Fax: 501-683-3433

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