Division of Elementary
and Secondary Education (DESE) Rules Governing Required Training For School
Board Members states that “a school district shall maintain
a record of hours of training and instruction for board members” (Section
7.01). A statement of the hours of
training and instruction obtained by each board member in the preceding year
shall be made a part of the annual school performance report (School Report
Card) required under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-1402. The names of school board members and their
training hours obtained from January 1 through December 31, 2023, must be
included for each school district.
School Board Training Hours data collection is within the ADE Statewide
Information System (SIS) application for Cycle 5 data collection using the SIS
LEA Profile module. Please be sure to
add, modify, and/or delete the School Board Training Hours as applicable for
your district on the ADE SIS website.
The SIS website is available at the following location: https://sis.ade.arkansas.gov. Please coordinate with your APSCN/SIS Cycle
Coordinator to submit the School Board Training Hours data sets. On the
website, go to Update Data Tab, click on LEA Profile hyperlink, and select
Cycle 5 School Board Training Hours to update the information. You can start updating the data now (on-going
Cycle 4) and do not have to wait until Cycle 5 begins. The School Board
Training Hours data collection end date is February 15, 2024, which coincides
with the Cycle 5 deadline.
school district which fails to comply with the provisions of A.C.A. §6-13-629 and the
procedural requirements articulated in the Division of Elementary
and Secondary Education Rules Governing Required Training for School Board
Members, June 2022 shall be subject to being placed in citation
status pursuant to Standard 3-A.6 of the Arkansas Division of
Elementary and Secondary Education Rules Governing Standards for Accreditation
of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts.