School district personnel policies and salary schedules for both classified and certified employees shall be filed electronically with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) by September 15, 2009. Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-201 states, 'No school district shall receive in any year any additional state foundation funding from the Public School Fund until the district has filed electronically by the established deadline its current personnel policies in a format specified by the Arkansas Department of Education, including the salary schedule as required by this subchapter. Additionally, Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-2301 states, No school district shall receive in any year any funds from the Public School Fund until the school district has filed by the established deadline its current personnel policies for classified employees signed by the president of the school board, including any salary schedules as required by this subchapter.
Each document should include the date the document was adopted and the school year for which the document is applicable, the school district name, and the school district Local Educational Agency (LEA). Electronic submission of personnel policies shall be submitted to the Department in Microsoft Word format. Salary schedules shall be submitted in Microsoft Excel format. SUBMISSIONS IN ANY OTHER FORMAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The electronic documents should be submitted via email. Emails should be sent to Yvonne Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A written copy of the policies signed by the school board president shall be retained by the school district in a central records location. While school district policies MUST be filed electronically, an executed signature page must be sent to the Arkansas Department of Education. Attached is a signature form that districts may use for compliance with Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-201 and Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-2301. This form or an executed signature page generated by the district should be mailed to: Arkansas Department of Education, School Finance, Financial Accountability and Reporting, Four Capitol Mall, Room 105-C, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Please direct questions to Yvonne Williams at 501-682-4485.