Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Act 56 Awards for Outstanding Gifted Programs

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LS-21-031
Memo Date
11/13/2020
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
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NO
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Gifted & Talented Coordinators

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Ark. Code Ann. § 6-42-104(h)(6) (as amended by Act 56 of the 1983 First Extraordinary Session), states that the Arkansas Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children shall:

“Select on an annual basis not more than three educational programs for gifted and talented students operated by local school districts for recognition as outstanding programs.  The programs so recognized shall be eligible to receive an award of not more than $3,000 from funds appropriated to the Arkansas Department of Education (now the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education) for the purpose of making awards to outstanding educational programs.”

Applications for outstanding educational programs for gifted and talented students are now being accepted.  The application is an online form which must be submitted on or before December 18, 2020.  Award recipients from the past five years are not eligible to apply for a 2021 award. 

The application can be accessed at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EHrhqtNHSuK5iXxKU7hgJS8KiX-szKzzQ9aU7MegC70/edit. The rating form used by the advisory council when reviewing applications is available at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1csHyRPcJZfQfi6SCUE6XZm5I368Jb3r5dVX66-r0agA/edit.   

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