Education Board reviews 8 sets of draft rules for LEARNS Act

Arkansas Board of Education member Lisa Hunter considers draft rules for expanding parent choices for schools Wednesday March 6, 2024. Department of Education leaders, from left, Courtney Salas- Ford, Stacy Smith and Darrell Smith described the changes for the board. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cynthia Howell).
Arkansas Board of Education member Lisa Hunter considers draft rules for expanding parent choices for schools Wednesday March 6, 2024. Department of Education leaders, from left, Courtney Salas- Ford, Stacy Smith and Darrell Smith described the changes for the board. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cynthia Howell).


Members of the Arkansas Board of Education on Wednesday took a first look at eight sets of draft rules for carrying out the LEARNS Act and other recent laws, including provisions on teacher incentive merit pay, student community service requirements and student transfers to schools in other districts.

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