ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-07-050

Date Created : 10/26/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Assurance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer

Regulatory Authority:
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. Law 107-110)

Contact Person:
Oliver Dillingham, Berthenia Gill, Keyth Howard

Phone Number:
501-682-4213

E-mail:
Berthenia.Gill@Arkansas.gov

Under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, any local school district that receives funding must certify in writing to the Arkansas Department of Education that it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutonally protected prayer in public schools as set forth in the guidance referenced at the following web site.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/religionandschools/prayer_guidance.html

To be in compliance for the 2006-2007 school year, each school district must complete the attached assurance form and return it to the Arkansas Department of Education as shown on the attachment.

Attachments:

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