ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-10-022

Date Created : 02/22/2010


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Co-Op Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Barbara Culpepper

Phone Number:


Effective immediately, the Arkansas Department of Education's (ADE) contribution to funding for is being increased. ADE is committed to assisting interested school districts by providing 75% of the funding to utilize School districts that choose to use this service will therefore only be responsible for 25 percent of the cost.

To meet No Child Left Behind requirements, the ADE has focused on 100 percent Highly Qualified Teachers and equitable distribution of experienced teachers in districts throughout the state. Using, Arkansas districts have enjoyed access to a robust national recruitment tool for posting jobs and searching the database of more than 685,000 education candidates. can be an instrumental component of the recruitment process. Since 2004, ADE has provided some portion of funding for statewide. ADE is willing to continue partnering with school districts that are will and able to fund some of the service themselves.

Districts' out-of-pocket costs range from $237 to $737 annually depending on the number of schools in the district. Questions about the service and the exact district cost should be directed to Ms. Cammy Jones ( representative for Arkansas) at 877-812-4071 (ext. 76) or

Other questions regarding may be directed to Ms. Barbara Culpepper with the ADE Office of Teacher Quality at 501-682-5535.


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