As expected, much of last week’s Arab Board of Education meeting centered around traditional school and the plan the school system has in place.

Superintendent Dr. Johnny Berry told the board that “everything was considered” and again reemphasized that the decision was made to, if possible, get kids in school to establish student/teacher relationships in case virtual school for all students is mandated at some point due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

“Especially for the younger children, we hope we can make that happen. It’s an important part of the educational process,” he said.

Berry said local school officials are in contact with state officials on a daily basis to get the latest information they can because of the uncertainty involved.

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure we do our homework, but we’re expecting to get more guidance from them this week on school and athletic events,” he said.

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