2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 15 - Educational Standards and Quality Generally
Subchapter 17 - Parental Involvement Plan
§ 6-15-1704. Annual review of parental involvement plans -- Monitoring

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-15-1704 (2017)
  • (a) Annually by October 1, every school district shall review and update the school district's parental involvement plan and:
    • (1) File a copy of the plan with the Department of Education;
    • (2) Place a copy of the plan on the school district's website; and
    • (3)
      • (A) Place a parent-friendly summary of the plan as a supplement to the student handbook.
      • (B) The parent shall sign a form acknowledging receipt of the summary and return the signed form to the school where the student is enrolled.
  • (b) (1) (A) The department shall:
    • (i) Review each plan;
    • (ii) Determine whether the plan is in compliance with provisions of this subchapter; and
    • (iii) Indicate on the school's performance report under § 6-15-1402 whether or not the school district is in compliance with this subchapter.
      • (B) Periodically on a rotating schedule, the department shall monitor each school district's plan to:
        • (i) Evaluate whether the school district is implementing its plan and the implementation's effectiveness; and
        • (ii) Assess the areas in which a school district needs to revise its plan or its implementation of the plan.
      • (C) The department shall place priority for monitoring under subdivision (b)(1)(B) of this section on school districts that have been identified as being in:
        • (i) Level 4 -- Directed support; or
        • (ii) Level 5 -- Intensive support.
          • (2) By January 1 of each year, the department shall provide any recommendations in writing to a school district:
            • (A) Concerning areas of noncompliance with §§ 6-15-1701 -- 6-15-1703; or
            • (B) As a result of the department's monitoring under subdivision (b)(1)(B) of this section.
          • (3) The department shall allow the school district an opportunity to implement the department's recommendations.
          • (4) The State Board of Education shall incorporate the provisions of this subsection into its rules for parental involvement plans.
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