Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2019-2020 ELL Categorical Funds Distribution

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; General Business Managers; Teachers; Bookkeepers; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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As per Commissioner's Memo LS-20-009, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has released all disbursements of State Categorical ELL funds. The attached document will indicate when the disbursement was made (December 2019 or February 2020) and whether the ELL enrollment count came from Cycle 2 or from a verified count after the district submitted a corrected Language Minority Student Error Report and adjusted ELL roster. Final ELL count/numbers will be reflected on upcoming State Aid Notices.

Districts are responsible for ensuring ELL funds are spent on eligible activities as described in the Special Needs Funding Rules. See the Special Needs Funding Rules, Section 5 for further details. The revenue code is 32371 and the source of fund code is 2276 for State Categorical ELL Funds.

Please consult Commissioner's Memo LS-20-009, for further details regarding data entry into eSchool and COGNOS reports pertaining to Language Minority Students.

If you have further questions about ESOL services, please contact ADE’s ESOL Program Director, Tricia Kerr, at or at 479-267-7450.

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