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COVID-19 UPDATE from BPS
COVID-19 UPDATE from BPS
Benton Public Schools
Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BENTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Many have asked if BPS plans to cancel classes due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus, we will defer to the Education Commissioner for that decision.

Governor Hutchinson included in his statement Wednesday “the Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall have sole authority to close public school campuses throughout the state for reasons related to COVID-19.” Therefore, the decision to cancel classes due to this emergency will be made at the state government level, not by the local school district.