ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : ACC-99-033

Date Created : 01/06/1999


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

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith
Outcome of Criminal Background Check

Regulatory Authority:
Act 1313 of 1997

Contact Person:
Donna Elliott

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Professional Licensure office, will no longer send out a list of the outcome of each criminal background check received from the Arkansas State Police and FBI, for teachers and administrators.

As stated in Act 1313 of 1997, the ADE will inform the board of directors of the local school district if the applicant is NOT eligible for employment. The ADE will only notify of any problems or not passing of the criminal background check.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact the Professional Licensure office with any inquiries or questions pertaining to individual teachers and administrators.


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