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Ark City’s USD 470 Board of Education votes to turn November 19, 22, and 23 into wellness days

At a special meeting Tuesday evening, Ark City’s USD 470 Board of Education voted to turn November 19, 22, and 23 into wellness days. The decision to extend the district’s Fall Break was made in an effort to provide a mental health break for students and staff while also addressing the increase in COVID cases throughout the district.
November 19, November 22, and 23 will be paid days off for all administrators, faculty, and staff members except for those working at the District Office. Employees have the option of coming to work sites on Friday the 19th. All sites will be closed November 24-26 as previously scheduled.
USD 470 appreciates the ongoing support of our staff and families as we navigate the rise in COVID cases within our schools. It is their hope that taking this additional time away will help ensure they return with lower COVID numbers, refreshed, and ready to learn in-person come Monday, November 29, 2021.