Breaking News from CHS COVID-19 – UPDATE – Governor’s Press Conference

Rebekah Simmons, Staff Member

Posted on 03/12/2020

During the Governor’s press conference, Governor Hutchinson only recommended schools in four certain counties to close. Lonoke County was not one of them.


The Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, has sole authority to close public school campuses for this declared public health situation.


While we wait on further guidance from the state regarding a closure for our district, we will remain open Friday, March 13th, however, we will be flexible in regards to attendance.


We understand we have concerned parents, students, and staff. Again, we will be flexible with attendance requirements on Friday, March 13th.


We continue to work with state officials and will share additional information as it becomes available.