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Publish date: 4/2/2021
A State Board of Education Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. April 8, in the DESE auditorium. This will be an onsite meeting with limited capacity in keeping with the governor’s directive and guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present. Everyone else is encouraged to watch via live stream.

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Arkansas State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission Military Family Forum Committee Meeting
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State Board of Education Meetings - May 13-14, 2021
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State Board of Education Meetings - June 10-11, 2021
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Arkansas School Nurses Association Annual Conference - June 28-29, 2021
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State Board of Education Meetings - July 15-16, 2021
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State Board of Education Meetings - August 12-13, 2021
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