Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Public Comment for Proposed DESE Rules

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Legal Services
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Ark. Code Ann. ยง 6-11-105, 25-15-201 et seq.
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Test Coordinators; General Business Managers; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Child Nutrition Directors/Managers; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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The State Board of Education has released the following DESE Rules for public comment:

  • Home Schools
  • Schools of Innovation
  • Data Reporting, the Arkansas Public School Computer Network, and Information Systems (NEW)
  • Processes to Ensure the Quality, Security, Validation and Timeliness of Public School Data in the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (REPEAL)
  • Arkansas Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting System and Annual Training Requirements (REPEAL)
  • Issuance of Local Education Agency Numbers (REPEAL)
  • Final Close of Public School Financial Records (REPEAL)

A public hearing will be held on these proposed rules on October 28, 2019, at 1:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Arch Ford Education Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR.

Comments on the proposed rules may be mailed to: 


Office of Legal Services

Four Capitol Mall, Rm. 301-A

Little Rock, AR 72201


Comments may be emailed to


The proposed rules are attached, or may be found online at:


Comments on the proposed rules will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on November 19, 2019.

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