Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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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. Printable instructions for the Charter Amendment Request Form can be found here.

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.


Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings

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

  •  Wednesday, January 14, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, February 18, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, March 18, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, April 15, 2015,  8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, May 13, 2015,  8:30 a.m.

Agendas for Charter Authorizing Panel meetings may be found here.  

For more information, please contact:

Sky Bledsoe, Charter School Program Advisor 

Arkansas Department of Education

Division of Learning Services
Charter and Home Schools Office

Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 3

Little Rock, AR 72201 

Phone: 501-683-5313
Fax: 501-371-3514

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