Charter Authorizing Panel


Formed in 2013 after the passage of the Arkansas Quality Charter Schools Act of 2013, the Charter Authorizing Panel is comprised of Arkansas Department of Education staff appointed by the Commissioner of Education.  

The Charter School Authorizing Panel is the primary authorizer for all charters in the state. The panel oversees the authorization, renewal, revision, and revocation of charters.


For more information, please contact:

Sky Bledsoe, Charter School Program Advisor 
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Charter and Home Schools Office
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 3
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-683-5313
Fax: 501-371-3514

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