As a follow-up to an article published by Resident Press yesterday, the Arkansas Activities Association posted today on Facebook that the current dead period that had been enacted through March 30 has now been extended to April 17. April 17 is the same date for the closure of schools in Arkansas as ordered by the governor. The AAA’s dead period prohibits practices or competition in Arkansas high schools.
In another related event, the federal administration, along with the Arkansas Department of Education canceled spring standardized testing for this academic year. Arkansas, pending approval from the United States Department of Education, will cancel ACT Aspire testing that was scheduled in many Arkansas schools for April.
Resident Press will continue to follow this story as more information is released.