Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Garland County School Choice under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 1989

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Ark. Code Ann. ยง 6-18-206 (Repealed); Davis et al. v. Hot Springs School District, et al., Case No. 89-6088, United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors

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This memo applies to school choice eligibility for school districts located in Garland County only. By court order, Garland County school districts currently must follow the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 1989. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education calculates and provides to the Garland County school districts the data necessary to determine school choice eligibility under the 1989 act. These eligibility data may be found at the following link:

Attached to this memo is a revised application for participation in school choice under the 1989 act (revised 12-30-21) in both a .pdf and fillable .pdf format. Also attached are the governing rules.

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