Arkansas Department of Education Final Rules: ADE Rules Governing Distance & Digital Learning; ADE Rules Governing Nutrition & Physical Activity Standards; ADE Rules Governing Student Special Needs Funding

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Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง 6-11-101 et seq.; 6-15-401 et seq.; 6-15-2101 et seq.; 6-15-2201 et seq.; 6-16-132; 6-16-1401 et seq.; 6-20-401 et seq.; 6-20-2301 et seq.; 6-47-101 et seq.; 6-48-101 et seq.; 20-7-133; 20-7-134; 20-7-135; 25-15-201 et seq.; and Acts 841, 846, 994, 1079, 1115, and 1159 of 2015
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Principals; Technology Coordinator; Test Coordinator; General Business Manager; Teachers

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The State Board of Education gave final approval to the ADE Rules Governing Distance and Digital Learning, the ADE Rules Governing Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards and Body Mass Index for Age Assessment Protocols in Arkansas Public Schools, and the ADE Rules Governing the Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding and the Determination of Allowable Expenditures of Those Funds on April 14, 2016.

These rules were approved by the Arkansas Legislative Council's Administrative Rules and Regulations Subcommittee on May 17, 2016, and approved by the full Arkansas Legislative Council on May 18, 2016.

The rules are attached to this memo.  The rules can also be found on the Department's website at

The rules are effective as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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