What APSRC Services Can We Offer You?
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center
APSRC is a service-oriented, nonprofit membership organization that offers support, technical assistance and training to charter schools and rural school districts across the state. APSRC’s full-time and highly trained staff provide assistance in five main areas:
- Legal services
- Financial analysis and management
- Teaching and Learning
Membership in APSRC is open to charter schools, rural school districts, educational cooperatives and educationally related entities and businesses. To apply for membership, please call 501.492.4300. We also can help with any questions or requests for assistance in the membership application process.
In the May edition of This Month with Scott … APSRC Executive Director Scott Smith talks with ADE Commissioner Johnny Key about the new accountability measures put into place via ESSA and state legislation, the recently calculated school letter grades, teacher salaries, and students’ access to technology outside the classroom. Smith and Key also discuss what bills we might see in the next legislative session and the issue of adequacy/equity.Read More
Participants will learn the importance of moving from a traditional word wall to a sound wall in elementary classrooms. The purpose of a sound wall is to help students match phonemes (sounds) to graphemes (letters). Beginning readers need to learn that letters represent the sounds we speak. Organizing words by sounds helps young students connect phonology and orthography. The presentation will include how to set up a sound wall based upon the articulation of speech sounds and how to utilize the phoneme/grapheme mini cards for lessons. *Participants will receive their own set of mini cards. Read More
The Arkansas School Safety Commission will meet at 9 a.m. May 30, 2018, at the Criminal Justice Institute. An agenda has not yet been posted. To sign up to offer public comment at the meeting, click here. To learn more about the governor-appointed commission, click here. Read More
AM Session (3 hours credit) – CFAM: Participants will learn how to use CFAM, a revolutionary financial analysis tool which uses visualization and graphing tools to demonstrate and report a school’s current financial status. The software application provides access to unlimited flexibility in terms of financial reporting in order to clearly tell a school’s financial story to school boards and other stakeholders. CFAM is customized for Arkansas school schools. PM Session (3 hours credit) – P-Cards: APSRC provides a total Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program that includes training, sample policies and procedures, and instructions for integrating with eFinance Plus. Read More
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