ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-110

Date Created : 04/25/2006


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Waiver for Kindergarten Screening Days

Regulatory Authority:
Section 10.01.1 of the Rules Governing Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools

Contact Person:
M. Annette Barnes

Phone Number:


Previously, school districts requesting waivers to use up to five days of the 178 student-teacher interaction days for kindergarten screening (evaluation of students) have received approval from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), according to the guidelines set out in Director’s Memo No. 88-10, dated May 11, 1988. Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year and for succeeding school years, this practice will no longer be allowed or approved by the ADE.


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