UPDATE: Waldron Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Fielding provided more information on the water line break and the switch to virtual learning.
In a post to the schools’ Facebook page, Fielding cites bathroom issues as a significant reason for online learning, given that there are 150 toilets/urinals throughout the schools, which require water lines to maintain a level of pressure in order to function.
Given there are upwards of 1,600 students and faculty, Fielding said this is not sustainable.
The schools are currently using Alternative Method of Instruction days or AMI days, which they have 10 to use for a variety of reasons.
Fielding emphasized the district wants to resume regular learning as soon as possible, as they realize AMI days are “not comparable to holding regular school.”
WALDRON, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Waldron schools will switch to virtual learning after a water line break.
The break has caused major complication for families all over Waldron due to the lack of water pressure for restrooms and kitchens.
In-person school has been canceled because of it.
A boil order is in effect until further notice.