ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-133

Date Created : 02/26/2009


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
2009 College Preparatory Enrichment Program

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-16-603 and 604

Contact Person:
Donna Wolfe

Phone Number:


Ark. Code Ann. 6-16-603 and 604 mandate that a College Preparatory Enrichment Program (CPEP) be made available for students in grades 11 and 12 scoring below 19 on the ACT test. The attached forms are to be used by superintendents to indicate participation in CPEP 2009. School districts may operate independently, establish a consortium with a neighboring district(s) or assign funds to the area education service cooperative or higher education institution. All funds MUST be spent for the operation of CPEP during the summer of 2009 or be returned to the state.

Funds for the 2009 summer remedial program will be distributed to school districts based on a poverty index calculated for the percentage of free/reduced meals. Superintendents will be notified of the funding allocation for the district in late April or early May. Last years amount can be used as an estimate. When making plans for CPEP, districts must remain within the allocated amount. School districts, consortia, area education service cooperatives or higher education institutions designed as service area sites that exceed the allotment will not be reimbursed. CPEP Rules may be found on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Web site at under Current Rules.

The following forms are attached to this Commissioners Memo and must be completed by the indicated dates to facilitate the timelines for the program:

The CPEP INTENT TO PARTICIPATE form must be returned no later than March 25, 2009.

The CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION form must be returned no later than April 17, 2009.

The CPEP TRAINING REGISTRATION form and CPEP END-OF-PROGRAM REPORT forms must be returned according to the dates indicated on the forms.

Please mail all forms to Arkansas Department of Education, CPEP, Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-A, Little Rock, AR 72201 or fax to 501-683-0585.

For additional information, please contact Donna Wolfe, ADE, 501-682-4559, or, or Susan Gray, ADE, 501-682-5161 or, or Jim Short, ADE, 501-683-0904 or


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