Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Discipline Policies/Student Handbooks

The school district student discipline policies are to be developed through the commitment, cooperation, and involvement of the district's administrators, teachers, students, parents, and counselors.  The policies are to describe the district's expectations of student conduct and specify the consequences of violating the rules.  As the need arises, school officials may adopt additional policies containing student conduct rules.  Any new policies or modifications to existing school district student discipline policies must be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Education within 30 days of board approval.  
Any school district failing to file the disciplinary policy required by Ark. Code Ann. §6-18-503 with the department shall have all state aid funds withheld until such disciplinary policy is filed with the department. Student Handbooks and the required disciplinary policies should be mailed to the address below, and the deadline for submission is October 15, 2015.  
The Student Handbooks should be mailed or before
October 15, 2015 to:
Arkansas Department of Education
Equity Assistance Center
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #25
Little Rock, AR 72201

For more information, please contact:

Oliver Dillingham, Program Coordinator                                     
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box #25
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4213
Fax: 501-682-5177

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