Johnny Key

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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 2016 dates by which amendment requests must be received:

Date to be Considered: Date to Submit Amendment Request:
February 14-15, 2018 January 10, 2018, by 4:00 p.m.
October 16-18, 2018 September 11. 2018. 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-Thursday, October 18-19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. 
  •  Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday-Thursday, December 20-21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday-Thursday, February 14-15, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  •  Friday, July 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, August 14-16, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, October 16-18, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m
  • Tuesday-Thursday, December 18-20, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Agendas for Charter Authorizing Panel meetings may be found at: http://www.arkansased.gov/about-ade/charter-authorizing-panel/meeting-agenda.  

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Boyd, Director of Public Charter Schools 
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5313
Fax: 501-371-3514
Email: Alexandra.Boyd@arkansas.gov

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