ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LIC-08-002

Date Created : 07/18/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Co-Op Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
   
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Final Approval of Rules Governing Additional Licensure

Regulatory Authority:
none

Contact Person:
Ron Tolson

Phone Number:
501-683-3126

E-mail:
ron.tolson@arkansas.gov

Proposed changes to the Rules Governing the Addition of Areas of Licensure or Endorsement received final approval from the State Board of Education at the June 11, 2007, meeting.

Pay particular attention to Section 4.04 - 4.04.3.4. of this rule. This is a new section addressing the annual yearly progress that must be met and documented for teachers that have been employed out-of-area under an Additional Licensure Plan (ALP). This annual yearly progress must be met and documented in order for the waiver request (ACT 1623) to be approved for the following year.

Also, pay attention to Section 4.07- 4.07.1. of this rule. This is also a new section of the rule that replaces the previous policy of allowing K-12 added endorsement areas such as ESL, G/T, Reading, Counselor, Librarian, etc., to be used as a platform for testing out of other areas and levels of licensure.

A copy of these rules has been provided as an attachment.

Direct questions or comments to Ron Tolson, Coordinator, Professional Licensure at 501-683-3126 or by e-mail at ron.tolson@arkansas.gov.

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