Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-1901, et seq., requires each school district and charter school with more than 5 percent minority students (African-American and other minorities) to annually prepare, implement and submit a Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Plan.
To understand minority recruitment planning obligations under § 6-17-1901, et seq., and to review targeted recruitment strategies, view the presentation Keeping Up with the Kids: Increasing Minority Teacher and Administrator Representation (Video). The presentation shares targeted minority recruitment strategies in the following areas:
- Posting and partnering in non-conventional ways
- Seeking out non-conventional talent pools and supporting them in the application process
- Identifying strategies that address the barriers of targeted individuals
- Promoting attributes that appeal to targeted individuals
Please send the recruitment plan and signed signature page (DOCX) electronically in PDF format to ADE.email@example.com on or before October 15.
School districts or charter schools with a minority student composition of 5 percent or less should submit the signature page and mark the box stating as such. In these instances, board member signatures and a coordinator name are not required.
For more information, please go to COM-20-015: Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment.
For more information, please contact:
Oliver Dillingham, Public School Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 25
Little Rock, AR 72201
Lasonia Johnson, Public School Program Advisor
Lance LeVar, Public School Program Advisor
Daisy Reyes, Public School Program Advisor