No doubt this pandemic has affected many of our Pulaski County youth and families. PCYS wants to salute our past “Champions of Youth” honoree, Pulaski County Special School District for their tireless efforts in providing quality education to our youth during this time.
Per direction by the Governor Asa Hutchinson, Pulaski County Special School District school buildings and central offices were closed until the end of the school year (May 28, 2020). The decision came after the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rapidly increase across the nation. Also in a press conference, Governor Hutchinson closed schools in Arkansas for on-site instruction through the end of the school year. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has extended all approved 2019-2020 Alternate Methods of Instruction (AMI) applications for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Since the directive, PCSSD has remained diligent in their quest to provide quality education to the youth in which they serve. Teachers are offering digital face to face lessons with students 2 – 4 days per week and the sessions are recorded. Instruction Hotlines are set up for each feeder if students need assistance with assignments. Various resources and activities have been posted on their webpage to assist parents in helping their youth. PCSSD’s partner “ECO Kidz Club” distributes meals at various locations throughout the end of the school year (April 7 – May 28) and PCSSD transportation equipped several buses with WiFi routers which will be stationed at locations around Pulaski County during each school week.
PCYS acknowledges the continued determination put forth by Dr. McNulty and the PCSSD as they continue to be champions for Pulaski County youth!!!