ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-07-137

Date Created : 06/19/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
GT/AP Supervisors
Administrators
Coordinators
Curriculum Specialists
School Counselors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Public Hearings of Rules for Acts 219, 807, 936, 985, and 1220

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Dr. Diana Julian

Phone Number:
501-683-4800

E-mail:

Pursuant to Act 1220 of 2003, notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards and Body Mass Index for Age Assessment Protocols in Arkansas Public Schools on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building.

Written comments should be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Programs Office, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 305-B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by July 16, 2007. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Dee Cox, Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education at 501-683-5300 or dee.cox@arkansas.gov. Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained at the above address or by accessing the Arkansas Department of Educationsí website at http://arkansased.org.

Pursuant of Act 985 of 2007, notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Education will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Rules Governing the Arkansas Mandatory Attendance Requirements for Students in Grade Nine Through Twelve on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 8:30 AM in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building.

Written comments should be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education, Standards Assurance Office, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 202-B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by July 16, 2007. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Frank Wimer, Unit Leader, Arkansas Department of Education at 501-682-4380. Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained at the above address or by accessing the Arkansas Department of Educationís website at http://arkansased.org.

Pursuant to Act 936 of the 86th General Assembly, notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Education will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Rules Governing Advanced Placement Courses in the Four Core Areas in Arkansas High Schools with Guidelines for Endorsed Concurrent Enrollment Courses on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 10:00 A.M. in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building.

Written comments should be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 203-B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by July 16, 2007. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Ann Biggers, Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education, at 501-682-4224. Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained at the above address or by accessing the Arkansas Department of Educationís website at http://arkansased.org.

Pursuant to Act 219 and Act 1015 of 2007, notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Education will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to Rules Governing Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts to Include Acts 219 and 1015 of 2007 on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 12:30 PM in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building.

Written comments should be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education, Standards Assurance Office, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 202 B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by July 16, 2007. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Frank Wimer, Unit Leader, Arkansas Department of Education at 501-682-4380. Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained at the above address or by accessing the Arkansas Department of Educationís website at http://arkansased.org.

Pursuant to Act 807 of 2007, notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Education will hold a public hearing on proposed Rules Governing the Monitoring of Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (ACSIP) on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 2:30 PM in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building.

Written comments should be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education, ACSIP Office, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 301-B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by July 16, 2007. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Bernice Martin-Russell, Unit Leader, Arkansas Department of Education at 501-682-4372. Copies of the proposed Rules may be obtained at the above address or by accessing the Arkansas Department of Educationís website at http://arkansased.org.

In summary, all of these public hearings will meet in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building as follows:

June 28, 2007:
Act 1220 of 2003 will be at 1:00 PM

June 29, 2007:
Act 985 of 2007 will be at 8:30 AM
Act 936 of 86th General Assembly will be at 10:00 AM
Act 219 and Act 1015 of 2007 will be at 12:30 PM
Act 807 of 2007 will be at 2:30 PM

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