Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Final Rules: Creation of Districts by Detachment, Distance and Digital Learning, Grading and Course Credit, Instructional Materials, and Required Training for Board Members

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Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง6-11-105 and 25-15-201 et seq.
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND)

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On February 13, 2020, the State Board of Education gave final approval to the following Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Rules:


  • DESE Rules Governing Creation of School Districts by Detachment
  • DESE Rules Governing Distance and Digital Learning
  • DESE Rules Governing Grading and Course Credit
  • DESE Rules Governing Instructional Materials
  • DESE Rules Governing Required Training for School Board Members


These rules are effective as of June 12, 2020.


Copies of all three rules are attached to this Memo and can be found on the Division's website at:


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