ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-008

Date Created : 07/24/2007


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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Legal Services - Scott Smith, Attorney
Public Hearing on Public School Choice Act Proposed Rules

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-206 and Act 552 of 2007

Contact Person:
Tripp Walter

Phone Number:


Act 552 of the 86th General Assembly made two changes to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-206 (the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 1989): (1) Allowing a student who accepts a school choice transfer to return to his or her resident district during the course of a school year; and (2) modifying one of the transfer exemptions. The revisions proposed in the rules incorporate the changes to the statute made by Act 552 in Sections 5.04, 5.04.1 and 8.01.2 of the Rules Governing the Guidelines, Procedures and Enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act.

A public hearing will be held on the proposed changes to the rule on August 16, 2007 at 9:30 am in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Bldg., #4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. Written comments should be mailed to the Office of Legal Counsel, Arkansas Department of Education, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 404-A, Little Rock, AR 72201 by August 17, 2007. A copy of the proposed rule is attached for your convenience. It may also be viewed by accessing the Department’s website at


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