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Publish date: 5/13/2022
The Arkansas Council for Military Children's Awards Committee will meet via video conference at 10 a.m. on May 17, 2022.
Publish date: 5/11/2022
The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 9 a.m. on May 17, 2022, in the DESE Auditorium. This will be an onsite meeting with a virtual option for presenters. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present with limited availability for the public. Individuals are encouraged to watch via live stream. There will be limited access for the public to view via livestream in designated areas within the building.
Publish date: 5/3/2022
The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. on May 12, 2022, in the DESE Auditorium. This will be a one-day onsite meeting with a virtual option for presenters. Individuals critical to the logistical operations of the meeting will be physically present with limited availability for the public. Individuals are encouraged to watch via live stream. There will be limited access to the public to view via live stream in designated areas within the building.

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