Blytheville, KIPP to start Aug. 24

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Blytheville School District and KIPP Blytheville plan to start their respective school years on Monday, Aug. 24.

“With the announcement by Governor (Asa) Hutchinson and Secretary Key that the school start date will be moved to no earlier than August 24th and no later than August 26th, we anticipate the Blytheville School District will start school on August 24th,” the district wrote on its Facebook page on Thursday. “More information will be forthcoming as we review our schedule. Please continue to view our Back to School Document and Virtual Academy option to make the best choice for your children as we prepare to learn together face to face and virtually this fall.”

KIPP Blytheville wrote on its Facebook page Thursday, “Per Governor Hutchinson’s announcement today regarding changes to the school opening guidelines, KIPP Delta Public Schools will plan to open our schools and offices on Monday, August 24, 2020. We will send our school opening details to families later this month. All KDPS instructional staff should plan to report back virtually as scheduled. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure that our schools and offices are as safe, vibrant, and effective as possible.”