Johnny Key

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Charter Authorizing Panel

Public Comment Form  

Thank you for your interest in Arkansas Public Charter Schools. In an effort to provide the public with an efficient way to communicate their comments regarding public charter schools, the Arkansas Department of Education has created a Google form to collect public remarks. These comments will be collected by the ADE Charter Unit and shared with ALL members of the State Board of Education and Charter Authorizing Panel in a uniform manner. 
Please direct your comments to the form at the following link:
If you experience difficulty in completing the form, please contact the ADE Charter Unit at 501-683-5313.

Charter Authorizing Panel

Formed in 2013 after the passage of the Arkansas Quality Charter Schools Act of 2013, the Charter Authorizing Panel is comprised of Arkansas Department of Education staff appointed by the Commissioner of Education.  

The Charter School Authorizing Panel is the primary authorizer for all charters in the state. The panel oversees the authorization, renewal, revision, and revocation of charters.

Agendas for the Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings can be found at


For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Boyd, Charter School Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-683-4802

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