ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-018

Date Created : 08/24/2006


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

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
2006 Parental Involvement Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Dee Cox or Dr. Reginald Wilson

Phone Number:

E-mail: or reginald.wilson@

Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-15-1701 through 6-15-1704 mandates all schools to create a Parental Involvement Plan. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and Arkansas Parenting Education Network (APEN) will sponsor the Arkansas Conference for Parent Education and Parental Involvement: “BUILDING THE TEAM”. A one-day statewide forum will be held October 10, 2006, at the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.

All school parent involvement facilitators, parent center coordinators, and administrators are encouraged to attend. Concurrent sessions will be scheduled throughout the day. Participants may select sessions focusing on best practices in elementary, middle school or high school, as well as ideas for involving parents during the summer, family nights, improving parent centers, and integrating parental involvement programs into the school day.

Advanced registration is required. A check or purchase order must accompany all registration forms submitted. Registration is limited to the first 750 participants. Registration must be postmarked no later than September 29, 2006, and mailed with payment information to the following:

Arkansas Parenting Education Network
415 North McKinley, Suite 275
Little Rock, AR 72205

For more information, please contact the following at the Arkansas Department of Education:

Dee Cox at 501-682-4379 or
Dr. Reginald Wilson at 501-682-1059 or


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