Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Special Committees and Reports

Special Committee on Academic Distress

State Board Members Ms. Diane Zook, Chair; Mr. Brett Williamson, Ms. Charisse Dean, and the 2016 Teacher of the Year Ms. Meghan Ables were appointed to the Special Committee on Academic Distress. Agendas for the Special Committee on Academic Distress. Meetings can be found at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001636.  Archived agendas and minutes are available at http://www.arkansased.gov/state-board/minutes.
 

Special Committee on Pulaski County Boundaries

On June 11, 2015, the State Board of Education adopted the Pulaski County Boundaries Study Report.  Dr. Jay Barth, Chair; Mr. Sam Ledbetter, Ms. Diane Zook, and Mr. Kim Davis served on the Special Committee on Pulaski County Boundaries. Access the Pulaski County Boundaries Study Report (PDF). Archived agendas and minutes for the Special Committee on Pulaski County Boundaries Meetings can be found at http://www.arkansased.gov/state-board/minutes.
 

Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group

On April 14, 2016, the State Board of Education directed the Arkansas Department of Education to facilitate the engagement of a research facilitator to review the issues below, with the goal of producing non-binding recommendations that aid the board’s decision-making, inform communication among all stakeholders, and identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination among charter schools and traditional schools.  The recommendations should lay the groundwork for a multi-function model that can be adapted for use in other areas of the state.  Mr. Tommy Branch, Chair; Mr. Jim McKenzie, Vice-Chair; Ms. Tamika Edwards; Ms. Ann Brown Marshall; Mr. Antwan Phillips, Ms. Leticia Reta; and Ms.Dianna Varady serve on the Little Rock Area Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group.  Agendas for the Little Rock Area Public Education Stakeholder Group are available at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001636.
 

Little Rock Civic Advisory Committee

On January 28, 2015, the State Board of Education directed that a formal body of parents, students, community and business leaders, reflective of the Little Rock community and philanthropic organizations serve as a Civic Advisory Committee to aid in improving the performance of students in all schools. Membership of the Little Rock Civic Advisory Committee is available at http://www.lrsd.org/?q=content/lrsd-civic-advisory-committee. The Little Rock Civic Advisory Committee final report was submitted to the State Board of Education on June 9, 2015. Access the document: Little Rock Civic Advisory Committee Final Report (PDF).

Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated § 6-15-430 (d)(2)(A)

If the state board determines that sufficient progress has been made by a public school or school district in academic distress toward correcting all issues that caused the classification of academic distress, but the public school or school district has not yet resolved all issues that caused the classification of academic distress, the commissioner, with the approval of the state board, may appoint a community advisory board of either five (5) or seven (7) members to serve under the supervision and direction of the commissioner.
  1. * Little Rock Community Advisory Board 

        Zone   Title First Name Last Name
        1   Mrs. Chauncey Holloman
        2   Mrs. Maria Chavarria-Garcia
        3   Mrs. Melanie Fox
        4   Mr. Jeff Wood
        5   Mr. Larry Clark
        6   Mr. Anthony Hampton
        7   Mr. Freddie Scott
                 
 

Pursuant to Arkansas Code Annotated § 6-20-1910 (d)(2)(A)

If the state board determines that sufficient progress has been made by a public school or school district in fiscal distress toward correcting all issues that caused the classification of fiscal distress, but the public school or school district has not yet resolved all issues that caused the classification of fiscal distress, the commissioner, with the approval of the state board, may appoint a community advisory board of either five (5) or seven (7) members to serve under the supervision and direction of the commissioner.
  1. * Helena-West Helena School District Community Advisory Board

        Zone Title First Name Last Name
        1 Ms. Earnest Simpson
        2 Ms. Adrian Yarbrough
        3 Mr. Lynn Boone
        4 Ms. Susan Chadwick
        5 Ms. Senetta Davis
        at large Mr. Marvin Jarrett
        at large Mr. Nathan Bagley
               
  1. * Pulaski County Special School District Community Advisory Board

        Zone   Title First Name Last Name
        1   Mrs. Fatima Garcia
        2   Mayor McKinzie Riley
        3   Dr. Linda Remele
        4   Mr. Shelby Thomas
        5   Ms. Lindsey Gustafson
        6   Mr. Kenneth Fells
        7   Mr. Brian Maune
        Jacksonville   Mr. Daniel  Gray
                 
 

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Coffman, State Board Liaison
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 304-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-0205
Email: deborah.coffman@arkansas.gov  

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