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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 08:22 PM

The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: Arkansas says public schools must be open 5 days

By The Associated Press
49 minutes ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas state government is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus.

Education Secretary Johnny Key issued the guidance to schools Wednesday as the state reported 912 new confirmed virus cases and 18 more deaths.

The state’s guidance says schools must be open all five weekdays to comply with the state constitution. Some districts had planned to limit on-site instruction and use remote learning on the days that schools weren’t open.

Arkansas’ public schools are set to reopen the week of Aug. 24.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/edd4a1afaef6fbbd634b4cbcdbbed67f

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Cracklin Charlie Aug 2020 #1
WhiteTara Aug 2020 #2
The Genealogist Aug 2020 #3
Igel Aug 2020 #4

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 08:42 PM

1. I have a friend there.

She is terrified.

I told her to retire.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 08:48 PM

2. I heard Ass say that teachers could

take a sabatical for a year and be able to come back if they want.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 09:01 PM

3. I'm sure Shitgibbon will love it

That is why they are doing it. Brownie points. "Over here Donnie! Look! I'm doing something stupid just like you, to curry your imperial favor! I'm endangering people's lives to own the libs too!"

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 10:12 AM

4. Here's the actual text.

As with a lot of breathless reporting, the breathlessness leads to reporters' hypoxia, reflected in their product.

In order for schools to meet the obligations of the law to provide a general, suitable, and efficient school system that maintains equal opportunities for an adequate education, it is expected that all school districts offer, at a minimum, relevant and engaging onsite learning opportunities each day of the 5-day school week (4 days if approved by the board because that is an exception allowed by statute). School districts that do not offer onsite educational opportunities each day create inequity that impedes the state from ensuring its responsibility is met.

Districts are encouraged to provide additional options for parents and students that allow for flexible schedules and virtual learning options, but districts must first provide an onsite option where students can access educational resources, school meals, and other needed support daily.


Sounds like parents are, to a large extent, in the driver's seat for what "open" means.


Omitted link. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4328

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