ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-06-039

Date Created : 11/08/2005


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
other: Teacher Center Coodinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Special Assistant - Ms. Janinne Riggs
Arkansas Reading First Grant Application

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Connie Choate

Phone Number:


Arkansas Reading First Grant Application

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will host a teleconference Friday, December 2, 2005, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am for the purpose of providing information regarding the Arkansas Reading First grant competition. The teleconference will provide information on eligibility criteria, responsibilities of the grantees, requirements of the grant, and the application process for the project. The teleconference will be held at regional educational service cooperatives, the ADE Maumelle training site, and the Metropolitan Vo-Tech High School.

All eligible schools planning to apply for Reading First funds should participate in the teleconference. Attendees should include the district superintendent or central office designee and the principal of each school intending to apply. Arkansas Reading First schools funded in the initial competition that wish to reapply for the second round of funding should attend the teleconference.

The Arkansas Reading First grant application package is available on the ADE Website at Participants should bring a copy of the application to the teleconference. The deadline for making application is March 10, 2006.

To indicate intent to attend the teleconference and intent to apply for funds, please fax the attached registration form to 501-682-4441 or send to the following address by November 23, 2005:

Arkansas Reading First
Arkansas Department of Education
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 401 B
Little Rock, AR 72201


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