SB 366 [PDF], as amended by Senator Alan Clark (R) of Lonsdale, is a bill that aims to help school districts save money by hiring fewer teachers. The bill entices seventh (7th) through twelfth (12th) grade teachers to voluntarily give up their planning period to teach an additional class and provides additional compensation to do so.
HB1377 [PDF] - Last week the House Education Committee passed House Bill 1377 and we need your help to stop it in the House. HB1377 has wide-ranging and negative implications for parents, students, teachers, and classified public school employees. This bill would allow school districts that lose students to a charter school to petition the State Board of Education to waive many standards that help ensure student achievement.
SB325 [PDF], by Sen. Alan Clark (R) of Lonsdale, is a bill which seeks to erode the standards of accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts. This bill seeks to help small schools districts by ensuring that they will not be in violation of the standards if a school district offers a course but no student enrolls. This bill is one of several other bills which have been filed this session which roll back various standards of accreditation.