Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Publication of Lists in Accordance with Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602

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Memo Number
COM-22-016
Memo Date
9/9/2021
Memo Type
Regulatory
Unit
Legal Services
Regulatory Authority
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602
Response Required
NO
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; General Business Managers

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Arkansas Code Annotated § 6-13-1602 requires that the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, publish two lists by January 1 of each year.  This Commissioner's Memo constitutes the publication of those lists.

List #1:  Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602(1):  Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602(1) requires the publication of a list of all school districts with fewer than three hundred fifty (350) students according to the school district average daily membership in the school year immediately preceding the current school year.  Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1608(f), a school district appearing on this list may not incur debt without prior written approval of the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The following school districts meet the requirements for inclusion on the Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602(1) list:

  Augusta School District 

  Marvel-Elaine School District 

  Guy-Perkins School District

  Shirley School District

  Strong-Huttig School District

  Western Yell County School District

 

List #2:  Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602(2):  Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602(2) requires the publication of a list of all school districts with fewer than three hundred fifty (350) students according to the school district average daily membership in each of the two school years immediately preceding the current school year.  Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1603, school districts appearing on this list must be administratively consolidated with or annexed to another school district or districts unless the school district has been granted a waiver under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1613.  The following school districts meet the requirements for inclusion on the Ark. Code Ann. § 6-13-1602(2) list:

Augusta School District

Marvel-Elaine School District

  Guy-Perkins School District

  Shirley School District

  Strong-Huttig School District

  Western Yell County School District

 

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to monitor and further examine school district attendance records and will notify any affected school districts of any changes in status for administrative annexation, administrative consolidation, or other purposes.  

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