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Federal & State Standards

All Arkansas public school districts are required to meet numerous standards to be accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education, as well as by the other organizations that oversee non-academic areas, such as food service, athletics and transportation.

Standards for Accreditation

 

http://arkansased.org/about/pdf/current/ade_282_standards_0709_current.pdf

 

There are 18 major areas of standards for accreditation, each with numerous rules that measure compliance. The standards are:

 

I. Equal Educational Opportunities

 

II. Goals and Administration of Schools and Districts

 

III. Active Community Involvement

 

IV. Curriculum

 

V. Instruction

 

 

VI. Attendance and Enrollment

 

 

VII. Student Performance

 

 

VIII. School Performance

 

IX. Graduation Requirements

 

X. Personnel

 

 

XI. Support Services

 

 

XII. Special Education

 

XIII. Gifted and Talented Education

 

XIV. Supplementary Educational Opportunities

 

XV. Facilities and Equipment

 

XVI. Auxiliary Services

 

XVII. Cooperation Among School Districts

 

XVIII. Accreditation of Schools

 

Local Standards for Improving Student Achievement

Link to Local Standards page

 

Rules Governing Advanced Placement Programs http://arkansased.org/about/pdf/current/ade_260_apcore_0807_current.pdf to include:

 

 

Rules Governing Federal Title Programs http://arkansased.org/programs/acsip/federal_programs.html

 

Guidance and Regulations for No Child Left Behind Act http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/legislation.html

 

Rules Governing Financial Accounting and Reporting http://arkansased.org/about/pdf/current/ade_192_educ_financial_accounting_reporting.pdf

 

Operations, Maintenance, Transportation http://arkansasfacilities.arkansas.gov/documents/Manuals/Custodial%20and%20Maintenance/Final%20Manual.pdf

 

The Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Custodial and Maintenance Manual includes:

 

 

Food Service

 

USDA monitors:

 

National School Lunch Program

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/

 

National School Breakfast Program

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/breakfast/

 

After School Snack Program http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/afterschool/NSLP_QA.htm

 

Legislative Audit: Audits our books on a yearly basis

 

Arkansas Department of Education: Audits and reviews yearly all of the above

 

School Nutrition Association: Provides credentialing and certification system for child nutrition professionals

http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Level2.aspx?id=622

 

 

Transportation http://www.arkansasfacilities.com/Transportation/Transportation.aspx

This we site includes State of Arkansas Rules and Regs, as well as the School Bus Inspection Handbook

 

 

Athletics

Rules for safety and playing of each sport and cheer are found:

Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) www.ahsaa.org

National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) www.nfhs.org

 

 

Statutes

http://arkansased.org/programs/acsip/acts.html

A number of statutes governing matters from parental involvement, school accountability, access to public school data, and many more!