Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2023-2024 Guidelines for Posting Personnel Policies and Salary Schedules

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Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง 6-11-129, 6-17-201, 6-17-2301, and 6-17-915; Acts 237, 781, 782, and 850 of 2023.
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Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-11-129, 6-17-201, 6-17-2301, and 6-13-620 require 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 by August 1, 2023. Please note that there were changes made during the 2023 legislative session that will affect requirements for personnel policies and salary schedules (see Acts 237, 781, 782, 850).

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 Information".

Please follow these DESE requirements when posting the schedules or updating policies or salary schedules:

1. Post the lists in a downloadable format (PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel).

2. Indicate the school year the personnel policies and salary schedules are effective in the website name and on the posted documents.

3. 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.

4. Re-post any Board approved changes made to the personnel policies and salary schedules throughout the year and resend an email to , noting which documents have been changed on the district website. DESE must be informed when there has been a personnel policy or salary schedule change.

5. DESE will begin review of these requirements August 1, 2023. Salary schedules and personnel policies must be in compliance with Act 237 of 2023 in order to meet the requirements for receiving funds under the Teacher Minimum Salary and Raise Fund. Additional requirements for receiving those funds are listed in Commissioner’s Memo FIN-23-046.

A district that fails 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 district’s website.

As a reminder, Ark. Code Ann. § 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:

Website Posting, Effective Date May 2, 2022


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