Laws and Rules Affecting School Libraries

Public School Library Media and Technology Act (A.C.A. § 6-25-101 through 6-25-106)

The following sections of the Arkansas Code contain the complete law:

Additional Documents Related to the Library Media Services & Technology Act

Arkansas Laws Affecting School Libraries:

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all laws affecting Arkansas School Libraries nor does this
document attempt to interpret the law. It is an attempt to help school librarians identify laws that
should inform their practice. It is best to refer to the Arkansas Code as it includes any revisions made
to a law since it was originally passed.

ACT 372 – Obscene Materials

(AC 6-15-438) – Proctoring statewide assessments

(AC 6-15-1702) – Parental Involvement Plan (parent library collection housed in the school library)

(AC 6-15-2906) - The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education shall establish academic

(AC 6-16-120) - Academic credit for community service

(AC 6-16-121) – Teaching materials for African American history

(AC 6-16-124) – Arkansas history required course

(AC 6-16-128) – Arkansas early grades foreign language pilot program

(AC 6-16-139) – Integrate technology into the curriculum

(AC 6-16-154) – Holocaust education shall be taught in all public schools

(AC 6-16-1006) - Materials relating to sex education, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

(AC 6-17-111) – 30 minutes uninterrupted lunch

(AC 6-17-114) – Teacher Planning Period

(AC 6-17-117) – Provides additional time for instructional purposes and reduces non-instructional duties

(AC 6-17-429) – The Right to Read Act

(AC 6-17-701 through 711) – Professional Development

(AC 6-17-2207) – Duty-free lunch for full-time classified staff with certain caveats

Standards for Accreditation


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

For more information, please contact:

Cassandra Barnett
, Library Media Specialist
Curriculum Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-6576

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