2010 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary And Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 17 - Personnel
Subchapter 15 - Teacher Fair Dismissal Act
§ 6-17-1503 - Construction.

6-17-1503. Construction.

(a) The General Assembly finds:

(1) That the current standard, which requires cause that is not arbitrary, capricious, or discriminatory, for the nonrenewal, termination, or suspension of a teacher should be raised to a standard of just and reasonable cause; and

(2) That the current standard for compliance with this subchapter and a school district's personnel policies of strict compliance should be lowered to substantial compliance.

(b) This subchapter is not a teacher tenure law in that it does not confer lifetime appointment of teachers.

(c) A nonrenewal, termination, suspension, or other disciplinary action by a school district shall be void unless the school district substantially complies with all provisions of this subchapter and the school district's applicable personnel policies.

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