Meetings

AGENDA
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
March 20, 2014
Arkansas Department of Education

10:00 AM

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  Consent Agenda
C-1 Minutes: February 13-14, 2014
 
  Presenter: Deborah Coffman
C-2 Newly Employed, Promotions and Separations
  The application data from this information is used to compile the Applicant Flow Chart forms for the Affirmative Action Report, which demonstrates the composition of applicants through the selecting, hiring, promoting and terminating process.
  Presenter: Dr. Karen Walters
C-3 Report on Waivers to School Districts for Teachers Teaching Out of Area for Longer than Thirty (30) Days, Ark. Code Ann. §6-17-309.
  Arkansas Code Annotated §6-17-309 requires local school districts to secure a waiver when classrooms are staffed with unlicensed teachers for longer than 30 days.  Requests were received from 11 school districts covering a total of 29 waivers.  There were also requests for long-term substitutes from 24 school districts requesting a total of 32 waivers for long-term substitutes.  None of these requests were from a district in academic distress. These requests have been reviewed, have either been approved or denied by Department Staff, and are consistent with program guidelines.  
  Presenter: Dr. Karen Walters
C-4 Declaration of Critical Academic Shortage Areas of Licensure for 2014-2015
  Pursuant to Ark. Code. Ann. § 6-15-403 and §6-81-609, it is required that the State Board of Education declare licensure areas as the Critical Academic Shortage Areas.  The Critical Shortage areas as approved by U.S.  Department of Education for 2014-2015 are as follows: Business Technology, Gifted and Talented, Guidance and Counseling, Library Media Specialist, Secondary Mathematics, Middle Childhood Education, Music, Secondary Sciences, and Special Education.
  Presenter: Dr. Karen Walters
C-5 End-of-Semester Reviews of Open-Enrollment Public Charter Schools in the Initial Year of Operation: Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, Premier High School of Little Rock, and Quest Middle School of Pine Bluff
  Data is provided for this item to meet the requirement of Ark. Code Ann. § 6-23-406 that requires the Department of Education to conduct an end-of-semester review of each open-enrollment public charter school in its initial school year of operation and report to the State Board of Education on the charter school’s overall financial condition and condition of student enrollment.
  Presenter: Mary Perry
C-6 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Alpena School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Alpena School District missed a total of 20 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 17 (President's Day),  March 24-28 (five days of spring break), April 18 (Good Friday), May 22-23, and May 27.  The district requests a waiver for ten (10) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 168 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-7 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Batesville School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Batesville School District missed a total of 13.5 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10.5 days: January 3, January 20, February 17, one day of spring break, April 18, May 26 and 4.5 days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-8 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Bentonville Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Bentonville Public School District missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  MLK Day, President's Day, March 15, two spring break days (March 24-25), and five days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-9 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Bergman School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Bergman School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 13 days:  three make-up days already attended, March 8, three days of spring break (March 24-26), May 26, and five snow days.  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-10 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Berryville Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Berryville Public School District missed a total of 21 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: five spring break days (pending final approval by PPC and school board) and five snow days.  The district requests a waiver of eleven (11) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 167 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-11 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Calico Rock Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Calico Rock Public School District missed a total of 18 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  MLK Day, President's Day, April 18 (Good Friday), three spring break days, and four days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-12 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Cave City School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Cave City School District missed a total of 19 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: December 20, March 8, five spring break days (March 24-28),  April 18 (Good Friday),  and May 22-23. The district requests a waiver of nine (9) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 169 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-13 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Cedar Ridge School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Cedar Ridge School District missed a total of 19 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2-3, February 17,  March 24-28 (five days of spring break), and May 27-28.  The district requests a wavier of nine (9) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 169 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-14 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Clinton Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Clinton Public School District missed a total of 18 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five snow days and five spring break days.  The district requests a waiver of eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-15 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Concord Public School
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Concord Public School District missed a total of 17 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 15, April 18 (Good Friday),  five snow days, and three days added to the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver of seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-16 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Corning Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Corning Public School District missed a total of 12 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 17, April 18, five days of spring break (March 24-28), May 23, and May 27-28. The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-17 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Cotter Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Cotter Public School District missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 14, April 18 (Good Friday), four days of spring break (March 24-27), and May 27-30.  The district requests a waiver of four (4) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-18 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Decatur Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Decatur Public School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 9 days:  January 20, February 14, five days of spring break (March 24-28), April 18 (Good Friday), and May 23.   The district requests a waiver of seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-19 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Deer/Mt. Judea School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, Deer/Mt.Judea School District missed 21 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five inclement weather days, four days (previously scheduled as professional development days) and one day at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for eleven (11) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 167 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-20 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Elkins School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Elkins School District missed a total of 18 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 21, two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 18 (Good Friday) and six days at the end of the year .  The district requests a waiver for eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-21 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Eureka Springs School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Eureka Springs School District missed a total of 20 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 20 (MLK Day), February 1,  February 22, March 15, March 26-28 (three days of spring break), and 3 days added to the end of the school year.  The district requests a wavier of ten (10) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 168 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-22 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Farmington Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Farmington Public School District missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 11 days:  January 3, January 20, February 17, March 21, one day of spring break (March 24), May 30, and June 2-6.  The district requests a waiver of three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-23 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Fayetteville Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Fayetteville Public School District missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 11 days:  January 20, January 25, March 14, two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 4, and June 2-6.  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-24 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Flippin School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Flippin School District missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 7, two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 18 (Good Friday), and May 26-31.  The district requests a waiver of four (4) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-25 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Gentry School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, Gentry Public Schools missed a total of 17 days due to inclement weather.  The district purposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five inclement weather days, February 18 (previously scheduled student non-attendance day), Good Friday, Memorial Day, and two spring break days.  The district requests a waiver for seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-26 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Gravette Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Gravette Public School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  March 21,  three spring break days (March 24-26) and six days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-27 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Green Forest School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Green Forest School District missed a total of 21 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 13 days:  January 2-3, March 24-28 (five days of spring break), April 18, and five days at the end of May.  The district requests a wavier of eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-28 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Greene County Technical School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Greene County Technical School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five snow days and five days of spring break.   The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-29 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Greenland Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Greenland Public School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  MLK Day, January 25, February 15, and seven days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-30 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Haas Hall Academy
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Haas Hall Academy missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The charter school proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  two days already in calendar above the 178 days required, February 12-14, March 20-21, April 14, May 2, and May 26.  The charter school requests a waiver for three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-31 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Harrisburg School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Harrisburg School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: 5 snow days, one day of inservice, and four days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-32 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Harrison School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Harrison School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: January 20 (MLK Day), February 8, February 17 (President's Day), two days of spring break and five days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-33 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Hector School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Hector School District missed a total of 12 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 14, two days of spring break, April 18, and six days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-34 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Highland School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Highland School District missed a total of 22 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  March 8, March 22, five days of spring break (March 24-28), April 5, and two days at the end of the year .  The district requests a waiver of twelve (12) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 166 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-35 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Hillcrest School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Hillcrest School District missed a total of 17 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  December 20, five days of spring break (March 24-28), March 29, April 18, and May 22-23.   The district requests a waiver for seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-36 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Hoxie School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Hoxie School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: March 21, two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 18, May 27-30 and June 2-3.    The district requests a waiver for five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-37 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Huntsville School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Huntsville School District missed a total of 22 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 11 days:  six snow days, February 15 (Saturday), March 8 (Saturday),  two days of spring break (March 24-25), and one day at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for eleven (11) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 167 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-38 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Imboden Area Charter School
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Imboden Area Charter School missed a total of 19 days due to inclement weather.  The charter school proposes to make up a total of 10 days: five days of spring break and five snow days .  The charter school requests a waiver for nine (9) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 169 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-39 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Izard County Consolidated School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Izard County Consolidated School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  March 7, April 18 (Good Friday), five days of spring break (March 24-28),  May 22-23,  and May 27.  The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-40 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Jackson County School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Jackson County School District missed a total of 12 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 10, March 21, five days of spring break (March 24-28) and May 27-29.  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-41 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Jasper School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Jasper School District missed the following days due to inclement weather: Jasper campus 19.5, Kingston campus 20, and Oark campus 21.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  December 20, January 20, February 17 (President's Day), March 8, March 24-26 (three days of spring break), and April 18 (Good Friday) and two days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for 9.5 days for the Jasper campus, 10 days for the Kingston campus, and 11 days for the Oark campus making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 168.5, 168, and 167 instructional days respectively.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-42 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Jonesboro Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Jonesboro Public School District missed a total of 11 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 14, February 17, April 18,  two days (to be determined from spring break, Memorial Day, Saturday, or at the end of the year), and June 2-6.  The district requests a waiver for one (1) day making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 177 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-43 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Lawrence County School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Lawrence County School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 20, February 17, one day of spring break (March 21), two days spring break (March 24-25) pending PPC and Board approval, April 18, May 26 (Memorial Day), and June 2-4.  The district requests a waiver for five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-44 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Lead Hill School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Lead Hill School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2-3, January 11, two spring break days, April 18 (Good Friday), and four snow days.  The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-45 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Lincoln School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Lincoln Consolidated School District missed a total of 18 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, two days of spring break, two teacher inservice days, Good Friday, and one day added to the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver of eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.  
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-46 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Mammoth Spring School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Mammoth Spring School District missed a total of 23 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five snow days and  five days of spring break.   The district requests a waiver of thirteen (13) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 165 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-47 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Marmaduke School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Marmaduke School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2-3, President's Day, five days of spring break (March 24-28),  April 18 (Good Friday), and May 23.   The district requests a waiver for six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-48 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Maynard Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Maynard Public School District missed a total of 17 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 17, March 21, three days of spring break, April 18, May 26 and three days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver of seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-49 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Melbourne School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Melbourne School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  Good Friday, Memorial Day, three spring break days, and five snow days.   The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-50 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Midland School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Midland School District missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  four days of spring break (March 24-27), April 17, April 21, May 27-30.  The district requests a waiver for four (4) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-51 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Mountain Home Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Mountain Home School District missed a total of 15 days -16 days at the high school- due to inclement weather.   Note: Due to precautionary concerns for the significant deflection in the roof and student safety, the High School (Grades 10-12) missed day #16.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  Good Friday (April 18), Memorial Day, 3 days of spring break, and 5 days added to the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of five to six (5-6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instruction days for Grades K-9 and 172 instructional days for the Grades 10-12.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-52 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Mountain View School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Mountain View School District missed a total of 19.5 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 12 days:  seven snow days and five days of spring break (March 24-28).   The district requests a waiver of seven and one half (7.5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170.5 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-53 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Mountainburg School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Mountainburg Public School District missed a total of 11 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: January 20, February 14, February 17, two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 18, May 30, and June 2-4.  The district requests a waiver for one (1) day making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 177 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-54 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Norfork School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Norfork School District missed a total of 17 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five snow days, one inservice day, February 22, one spring break day, April 18 (Good Friday), and Memorial Day.  The district requests a waiver of seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-55 Consideration for Awarding Waivers Days - Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The charter school proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  MLK Day, President's Day, March 15, two days of spring break (March 24-25), and five days at the end of the year.  The charter school requests a waiver for three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-56 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Omaha School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Omaha School District missed a total of 21 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 13 days:  January 2-3, January 20, February 17, five days of spring break (March 24-28),  and May 27-30.   The district requests a waiver of eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-57 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Ozark Mountain School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, Ozark Mountain School District missed a total of 19 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2, March 21, five days of spring break (March24-28), Good Friday, May 23, and May 27.  The district requests a waiver of nine (9) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 169 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-58 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Pangburn Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Pangburn School District missed a total of 11 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 31, February 17, March 31, April 18, May 26, May 30, three Saturdays (or two Saturdays and June 3) and June 2  .  The district requests a waiver for one (1) day making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 177 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-59 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Paragould School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Paragould School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: January 20, February 17, two days of spring break, April 18 (Good Friday), May 29-30, and three days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-60 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Pea Ridge Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Pea Ridge School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2-3, MLK Day, President's Day, two days of spring break (March 24-25), and four days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-61 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Piggott School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Piggott School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  March 21, three days of spring break (March 24-26), April 18 (Good Friday), May 27-30, and June 2.  The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-62 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Pocahontas Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Pocahontas School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 17 (President's Day), three days of spring break (March 24-26), April 18 (Good Friday), May 26 (Memorial Day), and May 27-30.  The district requests a waiver for five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-63 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Prairie Grove School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Prairie Grove School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  MLK Day, President's Day, March 8, March 22, and six days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-64 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Quitman Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Quitman School District missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 9 days:  January 6, January 20, February 13, February 17, April 12, April 18, May 3, May 26, and May 31.  The district requests a waiver for four (4) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-65 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Rector School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, Rector School District missed a total of 17 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five inclement weather days, two days of Christmas break, two days of spring break, and May 30. The district requests a waiver of seven (7) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 171 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-66 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Rogers Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Rogers Public School District missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 11 days:  January 20, February 17, May 27-30,  and June 2-6 .  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-67 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Salem Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Salem Public School District missed a total of 21 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five snow days and five days of spring break.   The district requests a waiver of eleven (11) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 167 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-68 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Searcy County School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Searcy County School District missed a total of 20 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 15, February 17, March 8,  March 21,  five days of spring break (March 24-28), and May 27.   The district requests a waiver of ten (10) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 168 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-69 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Shirley Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Shirley Public School District missed a total of 16 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2-3, February 14, February 17,  and six days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of six (6) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 172 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-70 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Siloam Springs School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Siloam Springs School District missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 11 days: MLK Day, President's Day, 2 spring break days, April 18 (Good Friday), and six days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-71 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Sloan Hendrix School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Sloan Hendrix School District missed a total of 18 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  January 2-3, March 21, four days of spring break (March 24-27), April 18 (Good Friday), and May 27-28.   The district requests a waiver of eight (8) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 170 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-72 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - South Side Public Schools - Bee Branch
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the South Side Public School District missed a total of 12 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: five snow days and five days at the end of the year .  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-73 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Southside School District - Batesville
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Southside School District missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 17 (President's Day), two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 18 (Good Friday), May 26 (Memorial Day), and five days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for four (4) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-74 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Trumann School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Trumann School District missed a total of 12 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  two days of spring break (March 24-25), April 18, May 27-30, and June 2-4.  The district requests a waiver for two (2) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 176 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-75 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Valley Springs Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Valley Springs Public School District missed a total of 15 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: January 3, February 8, March 21, four spring break days and 3 days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of five (5) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 173 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-76 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Viola Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Viola Public School District missed a total of 23 days due to inclement weather.   The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  five spring break days, April 18 (Good Friday), one Saturday, and three days at the end of the year.   The district requests a waiver of thirteen (13) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 165 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-77 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - West Fork School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the West Fork School District missed a total of 21 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 18 days:  five snow days, two days of winter break, five days of spring break, and six days at the end of the year.  The district requests a waiver for three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-78 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - West Side School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the West Side Public Schools missed a total of 14 days due to an outbreak of pertussis and inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days:  February 17 (President's Day), March 21, March 25-26 (2 days of spring break), May 27-30, and June 2-3.  The district requests a waiver for four (4) days making the 2013-2104 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-79 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Westside Consolidated School District
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Westside Consolidated School District missed a total of 13 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: January 20, February 17, March 21, five days of spring break (March 24-28), April 18,  and May 26 (Memorial Day).  The district requests a waiver for three (3) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 175 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-80 Consideration for Awarding Waiver Days - Yellville-Summit Public Schools
  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Yellville-Summit Public School District missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.  The district proposes to make up a total of 10 days: four days of spring break (March 25-28), Memorial Day (May 26), and five snow days.  The district requests a waiver of four (4) days making the 2013-2014 school year a total of 174 instructional days.
  Presenter: Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell
C-81 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #13-064 – Rebecca Ann Seels
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending suspension of the license of Rebecca Ann Seels for one (1) year, a fine of $100, and before renewing her license, Ms. Seels must submit a written statement from a licensed psychologist that states she is competent to work with children in a classroom setting.  Ms. Seels was notified by letter, dated January 3, 2014, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  Ms. Seels accepted the recommendation on February 14, 2014.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-82 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #13-082– Clifton Kristopher DeJarnette
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending probation of the license of Clifton Kristopher DeJarnette for one (1) year and a fine of $75.  Mr. DeJarnette was notified by letter, dated January 3, 2014, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  Mr. DeJarnette accepted the recommendation on January 23, 2014.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-83 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #13-169 – Sara Kristine Kemp (Eisenburg)
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending that Sara Kristine Kemp (Eisenburg) is issued a written reprimand and a fine of $50.  Ms. Kemp was notified by letter, dated December 30, 2013, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  The certified letter was returned unclaimed but the regular letter was not returned.  Ms. Kemp has not responded within the required time period.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-84 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #14-007 – Jeffrey Bob Israel
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.   The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending permanent revocation of the license of Jeffrey Bob Israel.  Mr. Israel was notified by letter, dated January 6, 2014, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  Mr. Israel accepted the recommendation on January 27, 2014.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-85 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #14-010– Jeremy Paul Baker
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending suspension of the license of Jeremy Paul Baker for three (3) years and a fine of $100.  Mr. Baker was notified by letter, dated December 30, 2013, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  The certified letter was returned unclaimed but the regular letter was not returned.  Mr. Baker has not responded within the required time period.  
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-86 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #14-022 – Phyllis Moring Stedman
  Violation of Standard 3:  An educator honestly fulfills reporting obligations associated with professional practices.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending Phyllis Moring Stedman is issued a written warning.  Ms. Stedman was notified by letter, dated December 31, 2013, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  The certified letter was delivered and signed for on January 8, 2014.  Ms. Stedman has not responded within the required time period.  
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-87 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #14-026– Brett Louis Difani
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending probation of the license of Brett Louis Difani for three (3) years and a fine of $75.  Mr. Difani was notified by letter, dated January 6, 2014, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  Mr. Difani accepted the recommendation on January 23, 2014.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-88 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #14-036G– Tonya Michelle May
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.  The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending probation of the license of Tonya Michelle May for two (2) years and a fine of $75.  Ms. May was notified by letter, dated January 6, 2014, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  The certified letter was returned unclaimed but the regular letter was not returned.  Ms. May has not responded within the required time period.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
C-89 Consideration of the Recommendation of the Professional Licensure Standards Board for Case #14-039– Amy Renee Milliken
  Violation of Standard 1:  An educator maintains a professional relationship with each student, both in and outside the classroom.   The Professional Licensure Standards Board Ethics Subcommittee is recommending probation of the license of Amy Renee Milliken for two (2) years, a fine of $75, and mandatory completion of ethics training provided by the Arkansas Department of Education on the Arkansas IDEAS website.  Training must be completed within thirty (30) days of the State Board of Education’s final order.  Ms. Milliken was notified by letter, dated January 6, 2014, of the recommendation of the Ethics Subcommittee.  The certified letter was returned unclaimed but the regular letter was not returned.  Ms. Milliken has not responded within the required time period.
  Presenter: Michael Smith
  Action Agenda
A-1 Consideration of Order for Election on Proposition of Detachment of the Proposed Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District from the Pulaski County Special School District
  On July 8, 2013, the State Board of Education declared as valid the petition for detachment filed by the Jacksonville Community Group.  On January 13, 2014, the presiding federal judge in the Pulaski County Desegregation Case approved a settlement agreement that permitted the State of Arkansas to immediately authorize the creation of a Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District consistent with state law.  The Jacksonville Community Group now requests that the State Board of Education order an election on the proposed detachment.
  Presenter: Jeremy Lasiter
A-2 Charter Authorizing Panel Action on Open-Enrollment Public Charter School Renewal Application: Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School
  The State Board of Education approved the application for Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School on November 3, 2008.  The charter is approved to serve students in grades K-12 with a maximum enrollment of 1,019.  Representatives of the Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School appeared before the Charter Authorizing Panel on February 19, 2014, and requested a 10-year renewal for the charter.   The panel unanimously approved the renewal for a three-year period.  No request for the State Board of Education to review the decision made by the panel was submitted.  The State Board may exercise a right of review of a determination made by the Charter Authorizing Panel and conduct a hearing on the Charter Authorizing Panel determination at a future State Board of Education meeting.
  Presenter: Mary Perry
A-3 Charter Authorizing Panel Action on Open-Enrollment Public Charter School Renewal Application: Little Rock Preparatory Academy
  The State Board of Education approved the application for Little Rock Preparatory Academy on November 4, 2008.  The charter is approved to serve students in grades K-8 with a maximum enrollment of 432.  Representatives of the Little Rock Preparatory Academy appeared before the Charter Authorizing Panel on February 19, 2014, and requested a five-year renewal for the charter, an increase in the enrollment cap, and additional waivers to laws and rules.   The panel unanimously approved the renewal for a three-year period without an enrollment cap and the waiver requests as revised.  No request for the State Board of Education to review the decision made by the panel was submitted. The State Board of Education may exercise a right of review of a determination made by the Charter Authorizing Panel and conduct a hearing on the Charter Authorizing Panel determination at a future State Board of Education meeting.
  Presenter: Mary Perry
A-4 Charter Authorizing Panel Action on Requested Open-Enrollment Public Charter School Amendments: Academics Plus Charter School
  The State Board of Education approved the application for Academics Plus Charter School on May 14, 2001.  The charter is approved to serve students in grades K-12 with a maximum enrollment of 650.  Representatives of Academics Plus Charter School appeared before the Charter Authorizing Panel on February 19, 2014, and requested a charter amendment to increase the enrollment cap from 650 to 750 for the 2014-2015 school year and from 750 to 850 for the 2015-2016 school year.   The panel unanimously approved the amendment request.  No request for the State Board of Education to review the decision made by the panel was submitted.  The State Board may exercise a right of review of a determination made by the Charter Authorizing Panel and conduct a hearing on the Charter Authorizing Panel determination at a future State Board of Education meeting.
  Presenter: Mary Perry
A-5 Consideration of Adoption: K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards
  A committee of English as a Second Language (ESL) practitioners, administrators and university professors from across the state met on January 27 and 28 to review English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards and to consider their appropriateness for Arkansas's ESL program. This committee examined the alignment of these supportive standards to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the resources currently available and forthcoming to support school districts in the development of curriculum.  On behalf of this committee, the Curriculum and Instruction Unit in the Division of Learning Services recommends the adoption of the English Language Proficiency Standards.  By voting to adopt these ELP standards now, teachers have time to begin implementation in the 2014-2015 school year, with full implementation expected in the 2015-2016 school year.  This committee of educators is committed to aiding both the Curriculum Unit and the Student Assessment Unit in the process of full implementation of these standards and aligned assessments. 
  Presenter: Dr. Tracy Tucker
A-6 Presentation of Revised Library Media Frameworks for Consideration and Approval
  Arkansas Law and ADE rules require the periodic revision of all curriculum frameworks.  Content areas are due for revision every six years.  Because the Arkansas frameworks for library media were last revised in 2007, ADE convened a revision committee during the summer of 2013 to develop recommendations to revise the frameworks, ensuring alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In accordance with Arkansas law and ADE rules, the committee consisted of representatives of urban, suburban, and rural districts and all five ACTAAP regions. The group included instructors ranging from kindergarten through the university level.  The Curriculum and Instruction Unit recommends the adoption of the K-12 Library Media Curriculum Frameworks.  If approved, these curriculum frameworks will guide instruction in the 2014-2015 school year. 
  Presenter: Dr. Tracy Tucker
A-7 Consideration for Final Approval: Proposed Rules Governing the Master Principal Program
  The Department recommends changes to the Rules Governing the Master Principal Program to implement the changes to the Arkansas Code under Act 459 of the 2013 Regular Session and to update the rules.  No public comments on the proposed rule were received.  The Department staff respectfully requests the State Board adopt this rule as a final rule.
  Presenter: Cheryl Reinhart
A-8 Consideration for Public Comment: Rules Governing Parental Involvement Plans
  Revisions to these rules are necessary based on changes made by Act 1423 of 2013.  Department staff respectfully requests the State Board release these rules for public comment.
  Presenter: Kendra Clay
A-9 Consideration for Public Comment: Proposed Rules Governing How to Meet the Needs of Children with Dyslexia
  Act 1294 of 2013 created an additional subchapter in Ark. Code Ann. Title 6, Chapter 41, to add  §6-41-601, et seq., an Act to ensure that children with dyslexia have their needs met by the public school system.  The promulgation of these rules are based on legislative action. This is the first time this rule has been presented to the Board.  Accordingly, Department staff respectfully requests the State Board approve the proposed rules for a public comment period.
  Presenter: Lori Freno
A-10 Consideration of Revocation of Teaching License – Melvin T. Ewart
 

Melvin T. Ewart holds a lifetime teaching license.  The Department notified Mr. Ewart that a background check conducted for the purpose of his employment at an Arkansas school district as a substitute teacher revealed a disqualifying offense for licensure and employment under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-410(c).  Mr. Ewart requested a hearing before the State Board to seek a waiver of the offense, but has withdrawn that request.  The Department recommends revocation of his teaching license.

  Presenter: Cheryl Reinhart
A-11 Consideration of Waiver Request for Teaching License - Darren Wyatt
  Darren Wyatt is a preservice teacher.  The Department notified Mr. Wyatt that a background check conducted for the purpose of his employment at an Arkansas school district as a preservice teacher revealed a disqualifying offense for licensure and employment under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-410(c).  Under Act 455 of 2013, a preservice teacher may request a waiver of the disqualifying offense and Mr. Wyatt has requested that waiver.  
  Presenter: Cheryl Reinhart
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