ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-049

Date Created : 11/26/2007


Co-op Directors
other: School Board Members

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith, Assistant Commissioner
Annual School Board Training Hours Report

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-13-629, § 6-15-1402 and 6-20-2202

Contact Person:
Louis Ferren

Phone Number:


School board member training hours for each school district should be reported to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) by January 4, 2008. Report the training each school board member obtained from January through December of 2007. The training reported includes topics relevant to school laws, school operations, and the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the members of the board of directors, including, but not limited to, legal requirements, role differentiation, financial management, and improving student achievement.

Professional development hours certified by the Arkansas School Boards Association as “state hours” may be used for this report. Each school district should send an email with a Microsoft Excel attachment to

Attached to this memo is a Microsoft Excel file with the format to be used. Please forward questions to Louis Ferren at 501-682-4208.


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