BY VAL GAUGHT
The Crossett School District will host a Town Hall meeting via Zoom this week to discuss this year’s virtual learning option.
Crossett is currently accepting applications for children who want to participate in the virtual program in place of in-person learning.
The district is planning to have the school buildings open and in-person learning after Aug. 24. Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently delayed the original start date of Aug. 13 after Arkansas saw a jump in Covid-19 cases.
Though the buildings will be open, Crossett is offering a virtual option and applications are available online for those who are interested.
The students will remain students of the Crossett School District and will be provided a Chromebook and other resources.
The virtual meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday to answer parent questions or concerns. Those who wish to attend the meeting may contact the central administration building at 870-364-3112 for the information to join in.
Earlier this month the school board approved the purchase of additional Chromebooks and Superintendent Gary Williams said the district is planning for each student to have a Chromebook to use in order to make a transition easier in the event that schools have to close completely. The current application deadline for virtual learning is Aug. 3.