The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is releasing, The Arkansas Instructional Guidance for Extended Year AMI to support schools during this time of extended closure for onsite instruction due to public health concerns. The guidance was developed by DESE staff, with feedback from school superintendents, teachers, parents, and after review of other states' guidance around instructional considerations for continued Alternative Methods of Instruction.
It is DESE's hope that this guidance will help to further clarify questions and also give districts additional ideas to consider as AMI plans evolve to meet local needs. This guidance is intended to support district AMI implementation and communications of plans, not as a mandate. The State's student-focused vision has not changed; this guidance serves as a commitment to our students and the continuation of learning that they deserve.