Arkansas Department of Education Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015

Memo Information

Memo Number
RT-17-012
Memo Date
12/12/2016
Memo Type
Regulatory
Section
Research & Technology
Regulatory Authority
Ark. Code Ann. ยง 6-18-1901 et seq. (as amended by Act 560 of 2015)
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Principals

Contact Information

Memo Text

The following timeline applies to the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015.

 

May 1             Parents must submit school choice applications to the nonresident district.  The nonresident district shall notify the resident district of the filing of the application.

 

NOTE: Under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1905, parents must submit applications by May 1 and the nonresident district has the responsibility of notifying the resident district of the filing of the application.

 

July 1             The superintendent of the nonresident district shall notify the parent and resident district in writing as to whether the student’s application has been accepted or rejected.

 

NOTE:   Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1905 requires that determination to be made by July 1.  As noted above, the nonresident district has the responsibility of notifying the resident district of the filing of the application.  Additionally, a nonresident district that receives an application shall, upon receipt of the application, place a date and time stamp on the application that reflects the date and time the nonresident district received the application.  A nonresident district shall review and make a determination on each application in the order in which the application was received by the nonresident district.  Before approving or rejecting an application, a nonresident district shall determine whether any of the limitations under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1906 apply to the application.