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ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : FIN-08-019

Date Created : 08/21/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: School Board Presidents

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - Dr. Bobbie Davis, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
2007-2008 Personnel Policies and Salary Schedules - Filing Deadline and Signature Page

Regulatory Authority:
Ark .Code Ann. 6-17-201

Contact Person:
Yvonne Williams

Phone Number:
501-682-4485

E-mail:
yvonne.williams@arkansas.gov

School district personnel policies and salary schedules for both certified and classified employees shall be filed electronically with the Department of Education by September 15, 2007. Ark.Code Ann. 6-17-201 states, "No school district shall receive in any year any additional state foundation funding from the Public School Fund until the district has filed electronically by the established deadline its current personnel policies in a format specified by the Department of Education, including the salary schedule as required by this subchapter. Electronic submission of personnel policies shall be submitted to the Department in Microsoft Word format. Salary schedules shall be submitted in Microsoft Excel format. The attached Certified Salary Recap sheet should be submitted with the certified salary schedule. Each document should include the date the document was adopted or the school year for which the document is applicable, the school district name and the school district LEA. SUBMISSIONS IN ANY OTHER FORMAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The electronic documents should be submitted via email. Emails should be sent to Yvonne Williams at yvonne.williams@arkansas.gov. A written copy of the policies signed by the school board president shall be retained by the school district in a central records location. While school district policies MUST be filed electronically, an executed signature page must be sent to the Department. Attached is a signature form that districts may use for compliance with Ark.Code Ann. 6-17-201. This form or an executed signature page generated by the district, should be mailed to: Arkansas Department of Education School Finance Research and Statistics, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 105-C, Little Rock, AR 72201. Please direct questions to Yvonne Williams at 501-682-4485.



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