Arkansas - Policies or Plans to Encourage Community Involvement: Policy or plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-13-1305. Site-Based Decision Making. School District Policy

The policy adopted by the local school district board of directors to implement site-based decision making shall also address the following:

  • (1) Parent, citizen, and community participation, including the relationship of the school council with other groups;
  • (2) Cooperation and collaboration within the school district, with other school districts, and with other public and private agencies;
  • (3) Professional development plans developed pursuant to the state accreditation standards;
  • (4) School-level improvement plans, including the form and function of strategic planning and its relationship to school district planning;
  • (5) School budget and administration, including:
    • (A) Discretionary funds;
    • (B) Activity and other school funds;
    • (C) Funds for maintenance, supplies, and equipment; and
    • (D) Accounting and auditing;
  • (6) Assessment of individual student progress, including testing and reporting of student progress to students, parents, the school district, the community, and the state;
  • (7) Requirements for waiver of school district policies;
  • (8) Requirements for record keeping by the school council;
  • (9) A process for appealing a decision made by a school council; and
  • (10) Teacher evaluations, professional growth plans, and teacher support under the Teacher Excellence and Support System, § 6-17-2801 et seq.
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