Annotated §§ 6-11-129, 6-17-201 and 6-17-2301 requires school districts and
public charter schools (unless there is a specific waiver) to post a copy of
the Board approved classified and licensed personnel policies and salary
schedules for the current year and two previous school years, and to notify the
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) no later than September
15, 2021, of the website address.
All data required
to be published to a district's website must be easily accessible through the
homepage of the website under a link titled "State Required
The DESE State
Funding Unit requests that districts do not wait until September 15, 2021, to
email the website address. Please email the website address as soon as
the documents are approved by the Board and posted. This will allow DESE
staff to review websites in a more efficient and timely manner.
these DESE requirements when posting the schedules or updating policies or
the website address via email to ADEFinna@ade.arkansas.gov of the district homepage that
includes the "State Required Information" tab. This will allow
DESE to access the personnel policies and salary schedules easily. The district
name and LEA number must be entered on the subject line.
2. Post the
lists in a downloadable format (PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel).
the school year the personnel policies and salary schedules are effective in
the website name and on the posted documents.
4. Place the
President of the Board's signature, as required by law, on the original
personnel policies and salary schedules and keep them on file in a central
location. The documents on the web do NOT require actual
signatures. The signature may be typed on the documents as follows:
\s\John Doe, President of the Board. The signature line must be typed
exactly as it appears on the original documents.
any Board approved changes made to the personnel policies and salary schedules
throughout the year and resend an email to ADEFinna@ade.arkansas.gov , noting which documents have
been changed on the district website. The DESE must be informed when
there has been a personnel policy or salary schedule change.
with Arkansas Law, failure to meet the deadline dates will result DESE
withholding funding to the district until such time the required documents are
posted to the district's website.
As a reminder,
Arkansas Code Annotated § 6-17-915 requires the district to file by October 1
of each year a list of all classified and licensed personnel employed by the
school district for the current year, annual salary of each employee, and other
information required by the DESE. The information is collected in the
State Reporting Cycle 1 and EVERY employee must be tied to a salary schedule,
regardless of position.
Reference Rule Effective July 6, 2020:
Rules Governing Documents Posted to
School District and Education Service Cooperative Websites