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Charter Amendment Requests


To request a charter amendment, complete the Charter Amendment Request Form and submit it to the Charter Office in accordance with the dates below. (*NOTE: If you have problems opening this document: 1) Highlight the document name 2) Right click 3) Choose the option, Download Linked File (or Save Link As) 4) Open the document).

For printable instructions on how to complete the form, please open instructions for the Charter Amendment Request Form.

Due Dates for Charter Amendment Requests

Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Public Charter Schools (4.02.3-4.02.4) establish the requirement of submitting amendment requests no later than 35 days prior to the authorizer meeting.  Requests seeking amendments to current charters will be heard at the authorizer meetings in February and October of each year. Below are the 2015 dates by which amendment requests must be received:

Date to be Considered: Date to Submit Amendment Request:
February 18, 2015 January 14, 2015, by 4:00 p.m.
October 14, 2015 September 9, 2015, by 4:00 p.m.


Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

All meetings will be held in the auditorium of the Arch Ford Building, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock.

  •  Wednesday, October 14, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, October 15, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, November 18, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, November 19, 2015,  8:30 a.m.

Agendas for Charter Authorizing Panel meetings may be found at:  

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Boyd, Charter School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5313
Fax: 501-371-3514

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