ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-06-022

Date Created : 08/25/2005


Co-op Directors
other: School Board Presidents

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
2005-2006 Personnel Policies and Salary Schedules - Filing Deadline and Signature Page

Regulatory Authority:
A.C.A. 6-17-201 as amended by Act 2121 of 2005

Contact Person:
Yvonne Williams

Phone Number:


School district personnel policies and salary schedules for both certified and classified employees shall be filed electronically with the Department of Education by September 15, 2005.  A.C.A. § 6-17-201 states, "No school district shall receive in any year any additional state foundation funding from the Public School Fund until the district has filed electronically by the established deadline its current personnel policies in a format specified by the Department of Education, including the salary schedule as required by this subchapter.”

Electronic submission of personnel policies and salary schedules shall be submitted to the Department in the following formats:  personnel policies shall be submitted in Microsoft Word; salary schedules shall be submitted in Excel. The electronic documents may be submitted via disc, CD or email.  Emails should be sent to Yvonne Williams at

A written copy of the policies signed by the school board president shall be retained by the school district in a central records location.

While school district policies MUST be filed electronically, an executed signature page must be sent to the Department.  Attached is a signature form that districts may use for compliance with A.C.A. § 6-17-201. This form or an executed signature page generated by the district, should be mailed to:

Arkansas Department of Education
Financial Accountability
#4 Capitol Mall Room 105-C
Little Rock, AR 72201

Please direct questions to Yvonne Williams at 501-682-4485.



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