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

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Ark. Code Ann. ยง 6-11-105, 6-17-402, 6-17-429, 25-15-201 et seq.
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The State Board of Education has released the proposed new DESE Rules Governing the Right to Read Act for public comment.


A public hearing will be held on these proposed rules on December 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. 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 December 17, 2019.

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