Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission School Visit and Subcommittees Meeting

05/16/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission will conduct a school visit at 10 a.m. May 22, 2018, at Ouachita River School District, 143 Polk 96, Mena, AR 71953. Also, the Arkansas School Safety Commission Intelligence/Communication and Law Enforcement Subcommittees will hold a joint meeting at 2 p.m. May 29, 2018, at the Arkansas State Police, Old Conference Room, #4 State Police Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72209.

Survey Reports Increase in Illegal Passes of Stopped School Buses

05/16/2018

In a recent one-day survey, Arkansas school bus drivers reported more than 850 instances where motorists illegally passed stopped school buses. This increasing trend continues to cause concern across the state.

Media Advisory - Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities Meeting

05/16/2018

The Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 22, 2018, at the Arkansas Department of Heritage, 1100 N. St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Mental Health Subcommittee Meeting

05/09/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Mental Health Subcommittee will meet May 14, 2018, after conclusion of the Arkansas School Safety Commission Meeting.

Media Advisory - Charter Authorizing Panel Meeting

05/07/2018

The Charter Authorizing Panel will meet at 8:30 a.m. May 16, 2018, in the Arkansas Department of Education auditorium, Four Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Winners of All-State Coding Competition

05/05/2018

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the winners of the Second Annual Governor's All-State Coding Competition, which was held today at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Three Institutions Submit Proposals to Host Arkansas Governor's School

05/04/2018

The Arkansas Department of Education received proposals from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Hendrix College in Conway and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway to host Arkansas Governor's School from 2019 to 2021. A request for proposals to host Arkansas Governor’s School was released in January to all four-year colleges and universities in the state.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission Physical Security and School Bus Transportation Subcommittee Meeting

05/04/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission Physical Security and School Bus Transportation Subcommittee will hold a Zoom (video conference) meeting at 10 a.m. May 9, 2018.

Media Advisory - Arkansas School Safety Commission School Visits

05/03/2018

The Arkansas School Safety Commission will visit schools at 10 a.m. May 7, 2018, at Conway School District, Administration Building, 2220 Prince St., Conway, AR 72034; Conway High School, 2300 Prince St., Conway, AR 72034; and Ida Burns Elementary School, 1201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72032 and 10 a.m., May 8, 2018, at Bentonville School District, 500 Tiger Blvd., Bentonville, AR 72712.

Media Advisory - State Board Meetings

05/03/2018

The State Board of Education will meet at 10 a.m. May 10, 2018, and 9 a.m. May 11, 2018, in the Auditorium, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

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