2018 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 17 - Personnel
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-17-111. Duty-free lunch period
(1) Each school district in this state shall provide at least a thirty-minute uninterrupted duty-free lunch period during each student instructional day for each licensed school employee in its employment.
(2) Any teacher not receiving a duty-free lunch period during each student instructional day as provided in subdivision (a)(1) of this section shall be compensated at his or her hourly rate of pay for each missed lunch period.
(3) A school district shall be exempt from the provisions of this subsection if:
(A) It has collectively negotiated a contract through a local teachers' association; and
(B) The collectively negotiated contract expressly addresses a duty-free lunch period.
(b) Lunchroom supervisors who have been in-serviced may be volunteers, personnel in nonlicensed positions, or aides.