Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Plans

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Memo Number
COM-21-022
Memo Date
9/1/2020
Memo Type
Regulatory
Unit
Central Administration
Regulatory Authority
Ark. Code Ann. ยง 6-17-1901 et seq.
Response Required
YES
Attention
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent

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Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-1901(a) requires each school district or charter school with more than five percent (5%) minority students to annually prepare and submit a Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Plan.  The plan should be applicable to the next ten (10) years and include all of the requirements set forth in § 6-17-1901(d), including without limitation:

  • The progress of the school district in recruiting minority teachers and administrators;
  • Encouraging minority students to pursue a career in education; and
  • Developing an employee composition that reflects racial and ethnic diversity.

In order to be in compliance for the 2020-2021 school year, each school district and charter school with more than 5% minority students must complete and submit electronically the Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment signature page and plan no later than October 15, 2020, to ADE.equityassistance@arkansas.gov.  School districts and charter schools with a minority student composition of 5% or less must only submit the signature page with the box marked stating the District/Charter minority student composition is 5% or less.

The link below is to the Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Plan Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcLTGKUOCfg&feature=youtu.be

“Keeping Up With the Kids: Increasing Minority Teacher and Administrator Representation ”


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