Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Charter Authorizing Panel

Charter Authorizing Panel

Formed in 2013 after the passage of the Arkansas Quality Charter Schools Act of 2013, the Charter School Authorizing Panel is the primary authorizer for all charters in the state. The panel oversees the authorization, renewal, revision and revocation of charters. Act 462 of 2017 allows for both department staff and individuals outside the department to serve on the panel. In accordance with Act 462 and in an effort to increase representation from multiple stakeholder groups, Commissioner Key named seven Charter Authorizing Panel (CAP) members on August 3, 2017. For a list of current members, go to CAP members.

Agendas for the Charter Authorizing Panel Meetings can be found at


For more information, please contact:

Tracy Webb, Director of Public Charter Schools
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 21
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-0737
Fax: 501-683-3433

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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