Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Final DESE Rules

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Test Coordinators; General Business Managers; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Child Nutrition Directors/Managers; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts); Facilities / Maintenance Director

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The following DESE rules, copies of which are attached, will take effect on the dates indicated below.  

  •   Rules Governing the Arkansas Educational Support and Accountability Act (Eff. 5-31-22)
  • Rules Governing School-Based Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Devices and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Programs (Eff. 5-31-22)
  • Rules Governing Visual and Performing Arts Instruction for Students in Grades One Through Eight (Eff. 5-31-22)
  • Rules Governing Code of Ethics (Eff. 6-2-22)
  •   Rules Governing Educator Licensure (Eff. 6-2-22)
  •   Rules Governing Eligibility and Financial Incentives for Arkansas Leadership Academy Master Principal Program (Eff. 6-2-22)
  •   Rules Governing Eligibility and Financial Incentives for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (Eff. 6-2-22)
  •   Rules Governing Background Checks (Eff. 6-2-22)
  •   Rules Governing Training of School Board Members (Eff. 6-5-22)
  •   Rules Governing Right to Read Act (Eff. 6-5-22)

A copy of these rules also can be found at Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Reports (


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