On June 9, 2008, in a regularly scheduled meeting, the State Board of Education declared the attached list as critical academic shortage areas for the school year 2008-2009. There are some changes from last year's list, so please review carefully.
Please note the new licensure areas of Drama/Speech and Speech Therapist as well as the endorsement areas of Drama (7-12), Speech (7-12), and Algebra 1 Middle School (8th grade) have been added for the 2008-2009 school year.
Also notice that the licensure areas of art and German have been deleted from the list for the 2008-2009 school year.
Please address questions concerning this commissioner's memo to Beverly Williams at Beverly.Williams@arkansas.gov or call 501-683-4095.