by: Scott McCaulley
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announces at his Monday Press Conference that K-12 Public Schools in Arkansas will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
Schools will continue to conduct the rest of the school year off-campus with online learning through AMI Programming. Schools will be allowed to continue food services to help students and families in their districts as long as they can maintain safety guidelines through the end of the school year.
“While we’ve had some success in slowing the spread, it’s clear that this is going to go on for some time,” Hutchinson said during the Press Conference. “The remainder of this school year is going to be closed. We’re not going to allow in-school instruction but we will continue with alternative methods of instruction through the end of this school year.”
Arkansas Education Head Johnny Key said during the Press Conference that the key for Districts now should be in Support and Learning and not Compliance knowing the pressure that this situation has put on all involved in the education process.