Public School Amendment 2022

Arkansans for world class education
The Goal of Public School Amendment 2022

To establish the right of all Arkansans to a free, equitably funded and world class education for grades K-12, INCLUDING classroom teachers or instructors who are fairly and professionally compensated.

Also, to ensure that every child three or older but younger than 6 will receive free, equitable, effective and age appropriate state funded pre -K program.

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Included in the amendment:

Financial Support
  • $400 additional dollars per student per year for ALL public school districts
  • Extra funding for districts in distress
Teacher Compensation
  • Minimum starting salary of $45,000 for a full time classroom teacher or instructor
  • Minimum of $80,000 for an established teacher
  • Minimum of $95,000 for a veteran teacher
Board Certification Incentive
  • $10,000 bonus for nationally board certified teachers
  • $15,000 if the board certified teacher is at a school where at least one half the students receive free or reduced lunch
New State Board of Education Selection Procedure
  • A person who has served on the Board of Education ten years prior to passage of this amendment shall not be eligible
  • Candidates would need classroom experience or a master’s degree in education
  • One member will be elected from each of the congressional districts
  • The state shall not prohibit collective bargaining rights of teachers and staff of public schools
Smaller Class Size
  • Maximum 20 students during core curriculum for grades K-5
  • Maximum 23 students during core curriculum for grades 6-8
  • Maximum 25 students during core curriculum for grades 9-12
School Board Protection
  • The administration and operation of a public school district is wholly vested in a locally elected school board
  • At no time may the state exercise advisory or operational assistance for more than three years
These boards may receive assistance from the State Board, but at NO time Can the locally elected school board be divested of administrative or operational control of the district it serves

Let's raise our state from the bottom of the polls in education to the top!

arkansans for a world class education

Who we are

A  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes students in Arkansas deserve a world-class education. We believe this can be achieved by compensating teachers, reducing class size and requiring locally elected school boards. The Public School Amendment 2022 does exactly that.

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Amendment Progress

Arkansans for World Class Education New Website
Feb 21, 2019

The non-profit Arkansans for World Class Education begins a new website today to help generate awareness of the Public School Amendment 2022.

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