2018 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-16-104. Basic language of instruction

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-16-104 (2018)
  • (a)

    • (1) The basic language of instruction in the public school branches in all the schools of the state, public and private, shall be the English language only.

    • (2) It shall not be a violation of this section for an educator to communicate with a student in the student's native language in order to facilitate the student's ability to become proficient and learn in the English language.

  • (b) It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Education, the Director of the Department of Career Education, and city superintendents to see that the provisions of this section are carried out.

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