Johnny Key

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Waiver Request Forms

Waiver Request Forms, for educators employed out of their licensure area, are also commonly referred to as working under an (ALP) Additional Licensure Plan for teachers or an (ALCP) Administrator Licensure Completion Plan.

  • Waiver Request Forms are to be filed with the Office of Educator Licensure for each educator that is employed out of their licensure area by the school district
  • Waiver Request Forms along with an Additional Licensure Plan and a Plan of Study for Adding a Licensure Area must be filed within 30 days of employment in the out of area assignment.
  • Waiver Request Forms along with a Plan of Study for Adding a Licensure Area must be filed each year the Educator is employed out of their licensure area. 
  • An educator may be employed out of their licensure area for up to three consecutive years.
  • Educators must make adequate yearly progress each school year they are employed under an Additional Licensure Plan to be eligible to work under the ALP the following school year.  Please see the Rules Governing Educator Licensure for adequately yearly progress requirements.
  • Policies and procedures for educators employed under a waiver can be found in the Rules Governing Educator Licensure.
  • Policies and procedures for districts obtaining a waiver for teachers who will be teaching outside of the grade level or subject area they are licensed to teach for more than thirty consecutive days in the same class during a school year are outlined in the Rules Governing Educator Licensure.

Waivers for Substitute Teachers

School districts may file a waiver request for a long-term substitute teacher using the form provided under related files of this section.

A long-term substitute teacher is someone who takes the place of the contracted teacher for longer than thirty (30) consecutive days and must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or be licensed to teach by the state of Arkansas.

School district administrators are encouraged to consult the Rules Governing Educator Licensure provided under related files of this section.

 

For more information, please contact:

Darrick Williams, Public School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Licensure
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-4342
Fax: 501-682-4898

 

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