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NSD closing Tuesday due to COVID-19 threat

By Staff, 03/15/20 6:23 PM

ROSSTON – Nevada schools will be in session Monday, March 16, but will shut down Tuesday and be closed the rest of the month over concerns for the coronavirus.

Superintendent Rick McAfee, Sunday evening, said the district’s Professional Learning Community (PLC) met to discuss the best way to handle  the situation and continue  providing education for the students, as well as making sure they get breakfast and lunch. Lesson plans will be sent home with the students Monday. Those with internet access will be able to get  more assignments online, while those without internet access will have lesson plans handed to them.

The district will send a week’s worth of non-perishable breakfasts home with the students at the end of the day Monday. Lunches will be delivered, but, McAfee said, how this will be done hasn’t been determined yet as the district has more than 450 miles to cover. Lunches, he said, could be delivered to a central location in the communities.

The shutting down of public schools has been mandated by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

All school-related activities will be postponed until further notice.