Before taking this exam, please read the Public Schools in Arkansas course material for this specific course that is linked on the ASBA website ( Your school district will be invoiced for $40 for this course when you submit this exam. Be sure that you have allowed plenty of time to complete the exam since you cannot save your answers and continue later

Learning Goals - After reading Public Schools in Arkansas (Chapter 1 of the Handbook for Arkansas School Board Members), you should be able to: identify four entities created by the Arkansas General Assembly to carry out the state’s mandate for free public education; explain how local school boards derive their powers; identify two broad school board responsibilities; describe how and when school boards organize for each academic year; and explain the meaning of the school board oath of office.

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