ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-06-010

Date Created : 08/16/2005


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Donald M. Stewart, Deputy Commissioner
Minority Recruitment Conference

Regulatory Authority:
Arkansas Code Annotated 6-17-1901

Contact Person:
Berthenia Gill

Phone Number:


Arkansas Code Annotated §6-17-1901 (Repl. 1999), which requires school districts with more than five percent (5%) African American or other minority students to prepare and submit minority teacher and administrator recruitment plan.

The Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Academic Accountability, Office of Professional Quality Enhancement, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and the Minority Teacher Recruitment Advisory Council is collaboratively hosting a Minority Teacher Recruitment Conference on Monday, August 29, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, 501-312-9000.

This conference is open to LEA administrators, recruiters, human resource personnel or designees responsible for recruiting under Act 6-17-1901; currently minority recruitment plans are being reviewed. There are approximately 100 slots available for this conference and they will be filled on a first come basis. Four (4) hours of Professional development will be credited for participants. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Please complete the attached registration form. The registration form must be submitted no later than, Wednesday, August 24, 2005, via fax to 501-682-5177, or email to or mail to the Department of Education, Academic Accountability, #4 Capitol Mall, Suite 405 B, Little Rock, AR 72201. For more information contact Berthenia Gill at 501-682-4213.


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