ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-163

Date Created : 04/22/2009


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
School Reconfiguration Form

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Dr. Gayle Potter

Phone Number:


The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Accountability Workbook (Workbook) used for determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) includes a definition for New School that was approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). The definition of New School can be found in the Workbook located on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Web site under No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Schools eligible for a New School designation should complete the attached Re-Configured Schools form and e-mail a copy to Dr. Gayle Potter at or fax to 501-682-4886 by Friday, May 15, 2009.

Schools are reminded that the New School definition can be applied only once in any three-year period. Furthermore, the Re-Configured Schools form will serve as a schools intent to be “held harmless” for the immediate year of the re-configuration. If a particular school “meets standards,” then that school would receive the higher AYP designation rather than the “hold harmless” designation.


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