ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-06-098

Date Created : 04/03/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Ark. Ed. Laws for Required ADE Reporting on Act 326 of 1997 (Revised)

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-16-123, 6-18-1105, and 6-16-124

Contact Person:
Sheree K. Baird

Phone Number:
501-683-0902

E-mail:
sbaird@arkedu.k12.ar.us

Several Arkansas education laws have reporting requirements. Ark. Code Ann. 6-16-123(d), 6-18-1105(c), and 6-16-124(c)(2), require legislative update on the following:

1. Progress report on implementation of Arkansas laws in district curricula
2. Report on schools and fundraising
3. Report on compliance with Arkansas history requirements

Each school district shall report to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), on a yearly basis, the statements of assurance found in the enclosed attachment. The ADE shall report this information on or before May 15 of each year to the House and Senate Interim Committees on Education.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHMENT TO THIS MEMORANDUM AND RETURN IT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS NO LATER THAN APRIL 14, 2006:

Sheree K. Baird
Curriculum, Assessment, and Research
# 4 State Capitol Mall, Room 202-A
Little Rock, AR 72201

The reports presented to the proper authorities will be based on the information received from public school superintendents by that date. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST BE ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE; THE REPORT WILL INCLUDE A CATEGORY FOR LACK OF RESPONSE FROM SUPERINTENDENTS.

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