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 August 1,
2022, 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 direct link titled "State Required
The DESE State
Funding Unit requests that districts do not wait until August 1, 2022, 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" direct link. This
will allow DESE to access the personnel policies and salary schedules easily. The
district name and LEA number must be entered on the email 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 requirements by September 15 will not
receive in any year any additional state foundation funding from the Public
School Fund until the personnel policies and salary schedules are posted to the
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 May 2, 2022:
Rules Governing Documents Posted to
School District and Education Service Cooperative Websites