The following timeline applies to the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015.
May 1 Parents must submit school choice applications to the nonresident district. The nonresident district shall notify the resident district of the filing of the application.
NOTE: Under Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1905, parents must submit applications by May 1 and the nonresident district has the responsibility of notifying the resident district of the filing of the application.
July 1 The superintendent of the nonresident district shall notify the parent and resident district in writing as to whether the student’s application has been accepted or rejected.
It is first come- first served process, and the number approved is based on a 3% cap calculation by district enrollment total. The May 1st deadline is legally imposed so there are no exceptions. Click here for the form.
Applications may be made from January 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017 only. For more information:
201 S Giles, Gentry, AR 72734 | Phone: 479-736-2253 Fax: 479-736-2245