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, 2006. Ark.Code Ann. § 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 shall be submitted to the Department in Microsoft Word format. Salary schedules shall be submitted in Microsoft Excel format. SUBMISSIONS IN ANY OTHER FORMAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The electronic documents may be submitted via disc, CD or email. Emails should be sent to Yvonne Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. A written copy of the current approved 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 Ark.Code Ann. § 6-17-201. This form or an executed signature page generated by the district, should be mailed to: Arkansas Department of Education School Finance Research and Statistics #4 Capitol Mall Room 105-C Little Rock, AR 72201.
When the district School Board approves revisions to the salary schedules or policies in any way during a school year, then the district must file that revised, most current approved salary schedules and policies with the Department as well.
Please direct questions to Yvonne Williams at 501-682-4485.