ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-09-043

Date Created : 05/12/2009


Co-op Directors
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, Assistant Commissioner
Public Hearing for Proposed Additions to Standards for Accreditation

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-11-105

Contact Person:
Frank Wimer, Standards Assurance Unit Leader

Phone Number:


Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 25-15-201 et seq., notice is hereby given that the Arkansas State Board of Education (ASBE) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) are considering additions to the Rules Governing Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts.

The proposed addition will require that Arkansas High Schools teach a minimum of one-half (1/2) unit of Economics and that one-half (1/2) unit of Economics be required for graduation from Arkansas High Schools.

Public hearings will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009, in the Auditorium of the Arkansas Department of Education at Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201 at 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.

Written comments should be mailed to the Arkansas Department of Education, Standards Assurance Unit, Four Capitol Mall, Room 202 B, Little Rock, AR 72201 by June 1, 2009. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Frank Wimer, Unit Leader, Arkansas Department of Education at 501-682-4380.


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