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Education Reform Oversight - Joint

Analyst: Michelle Griffin
Legislative Attorney: Taylor Loyd
Administrative Assistant: Juanita Giles

The duties of the Joint Interim Oversight Committee on Education Reform include without limitation the following: (1) Reviewing policy issues regarding the creation and implementation of acceptability systems for the state system of education, including the review of any regulatory changes proposed by the appropriate agencies of the executive branch or any boards or commissions prior to their implementation; (2) Reviewing policy issues affecting educational reform on or before November 15 of the year preceding a regularly scheduled legislative session and making recommendations concerning any necessary legislative changes proposed by school districts, cooperatives, institutions of higher education, the Department of Education, the State Board of Workforce Education and Career Opportunities, the Department of Higher Education, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Governor's office, and private institutions; (3) Providing recommendations regarding use of state and federal funds; (4) Reviewing and assuring coordination between the school districts, cooperatives, institutions of higher education, the Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Department of Workforce Education, the State Board of Workforce Education and Career Opportunities, the Department of Higher Education, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Governor's office, and private institutions; and (5) Evaluating innovative education projects and promoting the adoption of successful projects. (A.C.A. 10-3-1602)

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