2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 3 - Special Educational Programs
Chapter 48 - Alternative Learning Environments
§ 6-48-101. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-48-101 (2017)
  • As used in this chapter:
    • (1) (A) (i) "Alternative learning environment" means an alternate class or program within a public school or school district that affords all students an environment that seeks to eliminate barriers to learning for any student whose academic and social progress is negatively affected by the student's personal characteristics or situation.
      • (ii) The Department of Education shall by rule more fully define the student's personal characteristics and situations applicable under this chapter.
        • (B) An alternative learning environment is not a punitive environment but one that is conducive to learning.
        • (C) An alternative learning environment is not a separate school for the purposes of this title even if the Department of Education assigns the alternative learning environment a separate local education agency number; and
    • (2) "Intervention services" means activities within or outside a school that will eliminate traditional barriers to learning.
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