Related Laws

Arkansas School Improvement Related Laws:

  • Act 1209 of 2011 To Establish the Teacher Excellence and Support System and Align Current Law Concerning Professional Development and Teacher Fair Dismissal with the System
  • Act 1220 of 2011 To Amend the Requirements Related to Public School Categorical Funding
  • Act 1118 of 2011 To Improve the Effectiveness of Public School Alternative Learning Environments 
  • Act 1150 of 2011 To Expand the Objectives of Teachers’ Professional Development Plans
  • Act 1180 of 2009 An Act to Amend Various Provisions of Title 6 Related to School District Boards of Directors; and for other Purposes
  • Act 397 of 2009 To increase parental involvement in Arkansas Public Schools
  • Act 949 of 2009 To increase Accountability for Achievement Gaps in school districts and to provide intervention and support to Public School Districts to address the severity of achievement gaps
  • Act 1369 of 2009 To require the Department of Education to provide a detailed report of National School Lunch Student Categorical Fund expenditures and results from programs funded by National School Lunch Student Categorical Funds
  • Act 1373 of 2009 To Improve parents' access to public school data on Achievement Gaps and on Public School Plans to Close the Achievement Gap
  • Act 807 of 2007 An Act to expand Monitoring by the Department of Education of School District implementation of School Improvement Plans
  • Act 811 of 2007 An Act to assist school districts with the transition between levels of categorical funding for National School Lunch Students by providing a method of transitional funding during a Three-Year period
  • Act 1590 of 2007 An Act to amend Arkansas Code 6-20-2305 to provide flexibility in National School Lunch Student Categorical Funding to Public School Districts
  • Act 1467 of 2003 An Act to create the Omnibus Quality Education Act of 2003; To establish a comprehensive system of Educational Accountability to enforce the Arkansas Standards of Accreditation; the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program, The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; The Arkansas Academic Distress Program; The Arkansas Fiscal Distress Assessment and Accountability Program; and for other purposes
  • Act 35 of the 2nd Extraordinary Session, 2003 The Arkansas 30 Student Assessment and Educational 31 Accountability Act of 2004
  • Public Law 107-110 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

School Improvement Related Arkansas Code:

  • A.C.A. § 6-17-419 ESEA Definitions Subchapter 4--Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program
  • A.C.A. § 6-17-1601 Definitions for Master School Principal Program
  • A.C.A. § 6-15-2201 Implementation of state system of school improvement and education accountability
  • A.C.A. § 6-15-426 School improvement
  • A.C.A. § 6-15-2202 Access to public school information on school improvement plans
  • A.C.A. § 6-15-2504 School improvement plans—Development—Provisions—Implementation
  • A.C.A. § 6-20-2305 School funding
  • A.C.A. § 6-17-2802 Teacher Excellence and Support System-Legislative intent
  • A.C.A. § 6-15-2701 Closing the achievement gap program
  • A.C.A. § 6-18-1606 Voluntary Universal ACT Assessment Program Act-Implementation
  • A.C.A. § 6-20-2303 Public School Funding Act of 2003- Definition 

White House Office of Management and Budget Circulars:

  • A-87  Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Government
  • A-133  Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations


For more information, please contact:

Elbert Harvey, School Improvement Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-1037

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