Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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School Choice

Public School Choice Act of 2015

Act 1066 of 2017 amended Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1901 et seq. The act went into effect on August 1, 2017, and outlines the procedures for any school district claiming a conflict with the law.  For more information, please go to Commissioner's Memo RT-18-017.

Based on the proof provided, the Arkansas Department of Education has issued written exemptions to the following school districts from participation in transfers under the School Choice Act for the 2018-2019 school year. Click on the name of the school district to review the documentation provided by each school district:


For more information, please contact:

Oliver Dillingham, Public School Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 25
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4213
Fax: 501-682-7966
Keyth Howard, Public School Program Advisor
Lasonia Johnson, Public School Program Advisor
Lisa Knoedl, Public School Program Advisor
Michala Moore, Executive Assistant to the Director

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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