Compliance Assistance Center

The Responsibility of the Compliance Assistance Center

The Compliance Assistance Center (CAC) has the responsibility of assisting and assuring that all school districts comply with state and federal regulations which prohibit discrimination. The CAC shall assist local school districts and public charter schools with developing plans for implementing and monitoring equitable educational opportunities that are free of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age, or handicapping conditions.  The center provides support to school districts and public charter schools in the areas of equity compliance, Constitutionally Protected Prayer in public schools, Section 504, Title VI, Title IX, Teacher and Administrator Recruitment and Retention Plan, and student discipline policies.

When concerns or disagreements arise regarding a topic mentioned above, a parent should immediately contact the student’s teacher, principal, the district coordinator that handles the area of concern, or the superintendent. Concerns may also be resolved utilizing the school system’s internal grievance procedure. If concerns of a violation of policies persist, the CAC may be contacted for assistance and to discuss the resources and remedies available. The CAC works proactively with districts and parents to resolve issues at the lowest possible level. If you would like to file a complaint alleging violation(s), you may use the form below or submit your complaint in writing to the CAC.   If the complaint is related to specific student(s), also include the Consent to Release Student Information form.

Complaint Form

Consent to Release Student Information (PDF) ***Only necessary if complaint involves specific student(s)***

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jeanie Johnson, Public School Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Legal Services
Four Capitol Mall, Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4213
Lasonia Johnson, Teacher and Administrator Recruitment and Retention

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