This mission of the Office of Legal Services is to provide timely and accurate legal services to the Commissioner, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), and the State Board of Education in order to support the Department and the Board in their efforts to provide a quality public education to all children in Arkansas.
The Office of Legal Services strives to:
DISCLAIMER: The attorneys of the Office of Legal Services provide legal advice and support to the State Board of Education, the Commissioner of Education, and the various divisions and units of the Arkansas Department of Education. ADE attorneys do not represent local schools or the general public, and they will not provide legal advice or services to local schools or the general public.
Any communication with an ADE attorney in his or her official capacity by a member of the general public or a local school district employee or agent is not privileged and is subject to public release under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Please note that ADE generally has no authority to intervene in local school district decisions regarding personnel or student discipline.
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