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FSPS Releases Statement following July 9 Announcement

We anticipated that the beginning of the school year would be fluid and so we are ready to work on the modifications that will need to be made following this announcement. We will continue to work with our stakeholders to provide for the best and most appropriate environment for children and their teachers in these circumstances.

Following guidance from the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Fort Smith Public Schools will reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year on August 24, 2020. With this in mind, Fort Smith Public Schools will provide more information in the coming days to address reopening on August 24. We appreciate your patience and ask for your support as we determine the safest way to reopen schools. We encourage families to visit our website,, and stay tuned to our social media channels for the latest updates.