ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : DIR-00-008

Date Created : 08/30/1999


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Mr. Raymond Simon
Alternative Learning Environments

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Patty Martin

Phone Number:


At its meeting of September 13, 1999, the State Board of Education is expected to approve rules and regulations governing the funding of Alternative Learning Environments. Although details are not final, minimum requirements for funding will be imposed. Currently, some of these requirements include:

Minimum student enrollment of 20 consecutive days
Students supervised by a currently licensed teacher
Student-teacher ratio no more than 20-1, or 22-1 if an aide is employed
Access to counseling services for each student
Curriculum provided that includes mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts correlated with regular classroom instruction.

The Department of Education has contracted with Mr. James Fenton to assist schools with establishing eligible programs or to provide staff training for meeting the needs of this special-needs population. Should you wish to utilize his services in any way, you may contact him as follows:

James F. Fenton
32 Wyandotte Drive
Cherokee Village, AR 72529
(870) 257-2639
Fax (870) 257-5153

Further details will be forthcoming when the rules and regulations are finalized.


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