Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Proposed DESE Rules for Public Comment

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Ark. Code Ann. ยง 6-41-207
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the following rules for public comment: 


DESE Rules Governing Special Education, Sec. 10.00 Mediation and Hearings


Public comments may be submitted by email to They also may be submitted via regular U.S. mail to the following: Arkansas Department of Education, Legal Services Unit, Four Capitol Mall, Room 302A, Little Rock, AR 72201. 


A public comment hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on November 15, 2022, at the Arkansas Department of Education, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.


A "markup" copy of these rules is attached and also may be found on the division's website at Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Legal Services - Rules - Pending (


The division will accept public comments concerning these rules until 4:30 p.m. on November 28, 2022.

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