ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LIC-09-005

Date Created : 08/05/2008

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:
PowerPoint Presentation of Code of Ethics

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-17-422 (h) (3)

Contact Person:
Beverly Williams

Phone Number:
501-683-4095

E-mail:
Beverly.Williams@arkansas.gov

Pursuant to Act 846 of 2007, codified at Ark. Code Ann. 6-17-422(h)(3) the Professional Licensure Standards Board has established the Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators. This rule was approved by the State Board of Education on June 9, 2008, approved by Legislative Council on July 3, 2008, and filed with the Secretary of State on July 22, 2008.

The Professional Licensure Standards Board created the attached PowerPoint presentation on the Code of Ethics including the standards plus the intent of each standard followed by several case studies. This presentation should be used for professional development this fall in all Arkansas schools (public and private) as well as Colleges and Universities.

Directions for conducting the presention of this powerpoint are:

1. Please allot one and one-half hours for this training

2. All participants should have a copy of the Rules Governing the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators.(See LIC-09-002)

3. The trainer should first save the PowerPoint to the computer and then print the PowerPoint slides in slide-note format, to see the notes suggested for use with each slide.

4. Please read aloud the Disclaimer on slide #1.

5. The format of the presentation is that each standard is addressed first, then the intent of each standard is outlined, plus several case studies are presented to illustrate a situation about each standard.

6. Please use the case studies as discussion opportunities to engage all educators into the training.

7. A flowchart is included in the presentation to represent the transtion from 'allegation' to 'investigation' to 'hearing.'

This presentation is a public document and encouraged to be shared with all licensed Arkansas educators regardless of position or place of employment. This PowerPoint will also be posted on the Arkansas Department of Education Website as well as on the ARIDEAS professional development site.

The Professional Licensure Standards Board and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) appreciate the professionalism in which Districts and Schools embrace this opportunity.

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